MU attestation vendor data available for analysis

In case you haven’t seen it, MU attestations data is now available on Data.gov and it includes analyzable vendor statistics.

The data set merges information about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs attestations with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Certified Health IT Products List. This new dataset enables systematic analysis of the distribution of certified EHR vendors and products among those providers that have attested to meaningful use within the CMS EHR Incentive Programs. The data set can be analyzed by state, provider type, provider specialty, and practice setting.

The data set does not include dollar amounts or the difficulty of attestation (e.g. how many times it took to pass). I’ll try and find out if that data might be available in the future. It’s also unclear whether the provider counts were broken up into each line (meaning one provider per row) or if multiple providers were aggregated into lines (meaning multiple providers were grouped).

The dataset is available now on Data.gov at http://www.data.gov/raw/5486 and is worth checking out. Since the file has been downloaded over 75 times, it’s clear some of you already know about this so if you’ve done some analysis with it; if you’ve done any analysis or posted results please drop me a note below so that everyone can benefit.

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  1. Hi Shahid. I was doing some file cleaning and came across the dataset file that you provided a link to above. I’m pretty sure I got to it from your blog, but honestly can’t remember for sure. It seems they replaced what used to be available from the above link with a dataset a bit more comprehensive.  It can be found here: https://explore.data.gov/Science-and-Technology/CMS-Medicare-and-Medicaid-EHR-Incentive-Program-el/eybk-7w2b. Anyway,  I’m surprised no one has posted any analysis of it. I did a quick pivot table to determine which vendor had the most attestations in 2011. Here’s what I found:
     

    EpicCare Ambulatory – Core EMR11075eClinicalWorks4057Allscripts Professional EHR2846NextGen Ambulatory EHR2237athenaClinicals1733PrimeSuite1650MEDENT1375e-MDs Solution Series1264Practice Fusion1235Centricity EMR1220Sage Intergy Meaningful Use Edition1156OfficeMate/ExamWRITER893

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