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The CMS Data Navigator. Marc Wynne, Senior Advisor Office of Enterprise Management CMS. The Problem. Finding data on CMS.gov can be challenging : Data are often difficult to locate Search engine functionality has historically been limited

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The cms data navigator

The CMS Data Navigator

Marc Wynne, Senior Advisor

Office of Enterprise Management

CMS


The problem
The Problem

  • Finding data on CMS.gov can be challenging:

  • Data are often difficult to locate

  • Search engine functionality has historically been limited

  • Users must regularly wade through multiple pages of results

  • Once found, web links to data sets are sometimes broken

  • This experience frustrates researchers, stakeholders, and CMS employees alike


Recent improvements
Recent Improvements

Recent changes in the CMS and HHS web space has improved access to CMS data, but there is still room for improvement:

  • An improved, Google-like search engine makes searching for specific topics faster, but finding specific data/information remains challenging.

  • Includes only select data on the Medicare program such as Hospital and Nursing Home Compare, survey results (CAHPS, HCAHPS, HHCAPHS), and quality.

  • Includes only a subset of data found on CMS.Gov.


The solution
The Solution

The CMS Data Navigator: Connecting People with Data

The Data Navigator was designed in response to the frustration and complaints expressed by our stakeholders to improve access to CMS data.

Key Themes and Overarching Goals

Access to Data

Customer Service and Responsiveness

Stakeholder Experience

Transparency

Transformation

Stakeholders

Researchers

Policy Makers

CMS /HHS/ Federal Agencies

General Public


Data navigator a b c s
Data Navigator A B C’s

A

Locate

Search

Data Files

CMS .Gov

B

STAKEHOLDERS

Reports/Papers/

Chart Books

External Sites

Review

Characteristics

  • Simple, Point-and-Click Interface

  • Supports Basic or Advanced Keyword Searches

  • Valuable to All Users - Novice to Expert

C


Data navigator do s and don ts

What Navigator Does

Data Navigator Do’s and Don’ts

What Navigator Doesn't Do

Simplifies Searches

Compromise Privacy (PHI)

Connects People with Data

Compromise Security

Supports CMS Data and

Information Infrastructure

Supersede or Replace

Data Access Requirements

Replace Medicare.Data.Gov or Health.Data.Gov

Reduces Administrative Burden (FOIA)


Data navigator vision
Data Navigator Vision

CMS

DATA

CMS WEBSITES

EXTERNAL WEBSITES


Data navigator vision1
Data Navigator Vision

CMS

DATA

CMS WEBSITES

EXTERNAL WEBSITES



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