PCA External Tools
Below is a list of external analytic tools which may provide additional data not found in PCA.
- BioMedSearch.com is an enhanced version of the NIH PubMed search that combines MedLine/PubMed data with data from other sources to make the most comprehensive biomedical literature search available.
- CDC WONDER - Wide-ranging OnLine Data for Epidemiologic Research.
- CensusScope.org is an easy-to-use tool for investigating U.S. demographic trends, brought to you by the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) at the University of Michigan.
- CHCS ROI Forecasting Calculator - This tool enables policy makers and program administrators from Medicaid, health plans, and other health care organizations to evaluate the net financial benefits of initiatives designed to improve health care quality and reduce costs.
- Clinical terminology research support at Medical Encyclopedia - NLM MedlinePlus is a service of the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. The Adam Health Illustrated Encyclopedia includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries. It also contains an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations.
- Community Commons brings a robust suite of free tools and resources dedicated to a healthier, more equitably prosperous United States of America.
- EHDP - Vitalnet software lets users easily analyze public health statistics. It is a cost-effective, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solution for linking, analyzing and disseminating health data sets.
- Flash Code™ - FREE ICD-9 coding from Flash Code™.
- MONAHRQ - MONAHRQ® is a desktop software tool that enables organizations - such as state and local data organizations, regional reporting collaboratives, hospitals and hospital systems, and health plans - to quickly and easily generate a health care reporting Website.
- OrganizedWisdom is the first expert-guided search service for health.
- ProPublica Dialysis Facility Tracker is for dialysis patients and others who want to learn about the quality of care at individual dialysis clinics. Among other things, you can learn how often patients treated at a facility have been hospitalized, report certain types of infections or are placed on the transplant list. The information is submitted by facilities and collected by contractors of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees most dialysis care.
- GlobalHealthFacts.org, a project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, provides free, up-to-date and easy-to-access data by country on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other key health and socio-economic indicators.
- The Healthcare Blue Book is a free consumer guide to help you determine fair prices in your area for healthcare services. If you pay for your own healthcare, have a high deductible or need a service your insurance does not fully cover, we can help. The Blue Book will help you find fair prices for surgery, hospital stays, doctor visits, medical tests and much more.
- Statehealthfacts.org is a project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and is designed to provide free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data on all 50 states. Statehealthfacts.org provides data on nearly 400 health, health care, and health policy topics.
- The Urban Institute Children of Immigrants Data Tool is an interactive tool designed to generate charts and tables with indicators on children, age 0 to 17, for the United States and for the 50 states and the District of Columbia using data from the American Community Survey. The Children of Immigrants Data Tool presents data on a number of population groups of children defined by the children nativity and citizenship and the nativity, citizenship, and origin of their parents, such as children with immigrant parents, children with noncitizen parents, and children with Mexican parents.