WHA Information Center (WHAIC) is increasing its analytical services. WHAIC has the capability to answer questions and support business decisions through data mining, and independent review of methods, analyses and presentation quickly and efficiently - providing users with a set of actionable data that has been tailored specifically for an organization's needs and for the area of interest.
WHAIC has ready access to the hospital and ambulatory surgery center discharge data sets, the Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO) DataMart, and the State of Wisconsin RN Nursing Workforce database. In addition to analytics, please check out all Data Products available from the WHAIC.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. It aims to draw attention to the prevalence of breast cancer and its impact on women. In 2021, it is predicted there will be over 280,000 new diagnoses of breast cancer in women and over 2,600 cases in men. According to the American Cancer Society, incidence rates have increased by 0.5% per year
Ovarian cancer does not rank among the most common forms of cancer affecting women, but it is among the deadliest. Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year an average of about 658 people succumb to extreme heat, despite the fact that all heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable (Heat-Related Illness, 2017). Heat syncope, heat exhaustion and heat stroke are among the most severe and fatal heat-related illnesses.
Longer days and warmer temperatures bring Americans to the great outdoors for barbeques, splashing in the pool or spending a day on the lake. With more time spent outside comes an increased risk of injury. A Kaiser Permanente study found that there is a 15-27% percent increase in visits to the emergency room department between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted that 5.7 million Americans are living with the progressive brain disorder known as Alzheimer’s disease. This condition is the sixth leading cause of death for all adults and the fifth for adults aged 65 years and older.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease found within the U.S. The agency estimates that close to half-a-million people get Lyme disease each year.
Mental illnesses are the conditions that affect one’s mood, thinking, behavior such as depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia. Mental illnesses are some of the most common health conditions found in the United States. The CDC states that “more than 50% of people will be diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder at some point in their lifetime. And one-in-five Americans will experience a mental illness in a given year.”
Alcohol consumption is associated with many treasured Wisconsin pastimes—from tailgating to a visit to the local microbrewery. These traditions, of course, can be taken too far: Wisconsin’s alcohol use rates are among the highest in the nation. Alcohol Awareness Month aims to focus attention on the negative economic and health impacts of alcohol consumption
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and the Brain Injury Association of American hopes that its awareness campaign will increase understanding of brain injury as a chronic condition, reduce the stigma associated with having a brain injury, showcase the diversity of injuries and the demographics of the community, and improve care and support for individuals with brain injury and their families.
February is recognized as American Heart Month to raise awareness and education about the seriousness of protecting your heart health. Heart disease was the leading cause of death in the United States in 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were approximately 67,000 deaths in the United States due to drug overdoses in 2018. That number is four times higher than the drug overdose death number in 1999. Opioids currently account for the greatest of all drug overdose deaths in Wisconsin.
November is recognized as Lung Cancer Awareness Month, bringing attention to this specific type of cancer through education and the sharing of personal experiences. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be about 228,820 new cases of lung cancer (116,300 in men and 112,520 in women) in 2020.