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Health Statistics and Data Management

KeyboardHealth Statistics & Data Management (HSDM) is responsible for the following core activities and programs:

  • NH Cancer Registry;
  • Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (BRFSS);
  • Public health birth data analysis;
  • Public health death data analysis;
  • Public health hospital data analysis; and
  • Other epidemiological support.

HSDM also:

  • Obtains, analyzes and disseminates NH population based public health-related data and statistics;
  • Performs custom analysis of data and publishes comprehensive reports on various data sets;
  • Stewards the NH Cancer Registry and BRFSS data;
  • Plays a key role in stewardship of the birth and death data through its administrative management of the department's Institutional Review Board for Vital Records research data requests;
  • Advises DPHS programs on proper and appropriate study design and analysis through HSDM's knowledge of biostatistics and epidemiology;
  • Is responsible for ensuring that data is used appropriately and that the confidentiality and privacy of individuals are protected and maintained without exception;
  • Develops new surveillance systems in collaboration with DHHS programs and other external stakeholders in order to better assess the burden of disease and injury in NH; and
  • The Automated Hospital Emergency Department Data (AHEDD) System has been developed with Disease Surveillance as a real-time ED data surveillance system, which includes automated syndromic surveillance.

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