How is OSHPD data used?#

The California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) collects and manages data from nearly 6,000 California licensed health facilities. OSHPD also produces a variety of data tools to make data useful and meaningful to improve quality of patient care in California.

What types of data does OSHPD collect?#

OSHPD produces datasets and data products from a variety of sources: Patient Discharge Data (PDD), Emergency Department Data (EDD), Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) data, financial and utilization data, as well as facility construction and healthcare workforce data.

The data that OSHPD makes publicly available includes risk-adjusted hospital and surgeon level outcome ratings for topics such as heart surgery, stroke, readmissions, and other procedures.

OSHPD conducts and publicly releases studies on timely health topics such as preventable hospitalizations, sepsis, C-Section, and social determinants of health.

What we want to achieve with our data and products#

  • Know our customers and understand their needs.
  • Turn data into information and meaningful insight to inform quality improvement.
  • Support informed decisions that advance safe and quality healthcare environments.
  • Reduce data and challenges that occur in the collection and use of data.
  • Help organizations receive data more efficiently.
  • Provide data tools to enhance the work organizations are already trying to achieve.

What data is submitted?#

OSHPD accepts inpatient data, emergency department data, Ambulatory surgery encounters, utilization data for health facilities, annual/quarterly financial data for hospitals and long-term care facilities, coronary artery bypass graft surgery data, healthcare financial assistance policy forms, chargemaster data, and community benefit reports.


What data can be requested?#

OSHPD receives data requests from colleges and universities, state and federal government agencies, media, hospitals, private companies, and non-profit organizations. Customized data can be requested that may not be available on the OSHPD website.

Visualizing data#

OSHPD produces visualizations and other data-based products. These products provide context to make data more useful for others.

Licensed Facility Crosswalk#

This dataset provides a simple crosswalk using Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) assigned licensed facility identification numbers linked with matched California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Licensing and Certification facility lists based on license number. This is not a comprehensive matched list, facility identification numbers that did not match are also included from both the OSHPD and CDPH lists. Facility Status or Facility Level designations may explain some OSHPD non-matches, for additional information contact OSHPD directly. Please contact CDPH directly for more information regarding un-matched facility identifiers that do not have corresponding OSHPD identifiers.

California’s Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects#

Institutional Review Board#

The Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS) serves as the institutional review board (IRB) for the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS). The role of the CPHS and other IRBs is to assure that research involving human subjects is conducted ethically and with minimum risk to participants.

Approved Research Projects#

This dataset contains a list of research projects approved by the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects.

CHHS Open Data#

CHHS Open Data

CHHS launched its Open Data Portal in order to increase public access to one of the State’s most valuable assets – non-confidential health and human services data. Its goals are to spark innovation, promote research and economic opportunities, engage public participation in government, increase transparency, and inform decision-making. “Open Data” describes data that are freely available, machine-readable, and formatted according to national technical standards to facilitate visibility and reuse of published data.

All OSHPD datasets are available on the Open Data Portal. You will also find data from the other CHHS departments.