Naoum Issa at Medical Resource Group showed me a neat little tool at NetDoc which is basically a mashup of Google Maps and HHS hospital database. It uses publicly available data from the Department of Health and Human Services, and displays a summary of the information on a GoogleMap. Although the information shouldn’t be see as canonical, it’s a quick and easy way to access hospital quality data by locale, and the ability to drill down for more detail if necessary.
I love tools like this which basically take mountains (or even molehills) of data already available and make them more accessible to the public.
Thanks for pointing it out, Naoum.