Data Explorer FAQs

  • How do I explore the data?
    • View our step-by-step tutorial to see how to interact with the data and “drill down” into the segments that are most relevant to you.
  • Where does the data come from?
    • The data shown on these pages comes from one of the largest EHR providers in the US — Cerner Health Facts®. They download data from each institution on a nightly basis, de-identify it, and make it available for research purposes.  We receive a refresh of the data every 6 months.
    • It should be noted that the universe of participating institutions has grown and continues to grow over time due to various market forces including HITECH. Therefore, changes in patients and/or visits for any medications, procedures, etc. should be considered in light of the expanding universe of institutions contributing data and does not represent the change across the entire US market.
  • This is nice, but what can I do with this data?
    • The data contained on these pages is intended to give you a better sense of the size and scope of the dataset. There are many additional data elements beyond those shown here (e.g. microbiology test results, pain scores, blood pressure, temperature, ventilator setting, etc.).
    • Some examples of how Boston Strategic Partners has used this data to provide critical insights and evidence for our clients can be found here. For more information, please contact us at
  • Can this data be extrapolated to the entire US market?
    • We’ve developed a robust algorithm for extrapolating these values to the rest of the US market as well as projections for 3+ years into the future.  For more information, please contact us at

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