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Mission 

The mission of the Indian Health Service is to raise the health status of the American Indians and Alaska Native people (AI/AN) to the highest possible level. The Indian Health Performance Evaluation System (IHPES) supports that mission by providing access to data and information to important health services provided to American Indians and Alaska Natives served by the Community Health Nursing/Public Health Nursing program, Indian Health Service. By providing access to national and regionally aggregated data, the Indian Health Service now has immediate access to data that can be used to report and track important health issues relating to "Indian country". The data can also be used for advocacy purposes.

The IHPES program utilizes the electronic export processes in place to move data from local health care organizations where treatment is provided and on to National Programs. The IHPES program utilizes the National Data Warehouse (NDW) containing patient level encounters from both Resource Patient Management System (RPMS) sites as well as non-RPMS sites that have mapped to the industry standard HL7 formats required by the NDW project to receive, process and load data.

The goal of this IHPES application is to accurately reflect the scope of services provided by the Community Health Nursing/Public Health Nursing program and its contribution to many national GPRA measures. The application is also designed to provide immediate access to data/information to appropriate Community Health Nursing/Public Health Nursing leadership and staff for program management, budget and advocacy purposes.

Project Description 

The Community Health Nursing/Public Health Nursing (CHN/PHN) Program and the Indian Health Performance Evaluation System (IHPES) formed a partnership to develop a "version 2" CHN/PHN Data Mart. The data mart is much more than providing simple statistics to PHN related data. The data mart includes the ability for senior IHS leadership and CHN/PHN staff to access the most critical performance data for the program - GPRA Clinical Indicators, Activity Codes, Workload, ICD9 and Timeliness reports. The application includes a number of "core" reports defined by CHN/PHN staff. The reports provide the ability to look at each performance measure from the national, area (regional), service unit or facility level. Access is provided via a web browser and can be accessed anytime through the IHS "internet".

The data mart provides core reports such as: GPRA Clinical Indicators, Activiy Code, Home Visit Graphs, Age Group Report, Clinic Report, Top 25 ICD9 Report, and Timeliness Graphs. The application provides the ability to generate reports "on the fly" by actual encounter date range and both Fiscal or GPRA years. Both sets of reports can be generated by GPRA year, Fiscal year or date specific time periods.

The application makes full use of the IHS' National Data Warehouse project jointly developed by the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and the IHPES program.

Services 

The IHPES application provides the following reports:

  • Activiy Code
  • Age Group Report
  • Clinic Report
  • GPRA Clinical Indicators
  • Home Visit Graphs
  • Patient Education
  • Timeliness Graphs
  • Top 25 ICD9 Report
Project Scope 

The CHN/PHN Data Mart project provides access to core Community Health Nursing/Public Health Nursing reports for all sites exporting data to the National Data Warehouse project.

The application provides the ability to generate aggregated national, area (regional), service unit and facility level reports. Access is controlled by both user id and passwords. The level of report(s) available to the user is dependent upon his/her approved access "level". Access privileges are controlled by CHN/PHN staff.