The National Center for the Analysis of Healthcare Data (NCAHD) was created to provide data mapping and analysis support for advocacy initiatives, medical education planning, research, and other health care workforce planning. Currently led by Director Ann K. Peton, who also serves as Director of the Center for Rural Health Policy, Education and Research at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM), the VCOM-sponsored NCAHD boasts the nation’s most complete collection of health care provider demographic, socio-economic and political data, with the goal of offering users a comprehensive view of the nation’s dynamic health care workforce landscape. The NCAHD relies on input related to funding, networking and activities from its interprofessional advisory board of 14 members, including American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine President and CEO Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH.
The NCAHD recently began working on a project for the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide data analysis and maps on hospitals across the nation that are potentially eligible for new graduate medical education (GME) program development. The report will be released this fall, and will be available through the AOA.