Public Data Users SIG (PUSIG)

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  • Happy New Year Everyone, I have increasingly become frustrated with trying to use Power BI with large amounts of data and mapping.  It is even more complicated because we are an ISV so we use the embedded API.  The Bing maps are slowwwwwww and unusable ...

  • The opioid epidemic has raised the awareness of the need for more data. CMS recently released new prescription  data with geographic comparisons down to the county and zip-code levels. They also include a new mapping tool. We, at Public Insight plan ...

  • The new 2016 ACS 5-year estimates were released yesterday.  Our team has been looking at them and found no substantive changes. ACS is the data used for population analyses for the in-between years of the U.S. Census. Lots and lots of data down to census ...

  • Hi Rachel, Working with public data sets as you pointed out is all over the map (no pun intended).  That is all our company does is work with public and diverse data sets so there is lots of tearing of garments when it comes to cleansing the data. Even ...

  • Anyone have any obstacles that are exceedingly difficult to overcome when working with public data sets? Is one source typically better than another? Example: I use FDIC data often and the information tends to be fairly reliable with limited exceptions. ...

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    New Hospice Data

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) continue to expand the scope of healthcare provider data released to the public. The latest data is hospice utilization and payment data. We now have hospitals, nursing homes, home health, and hospice ...

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