The Office of Statistics and Evaluation (OSE) provides program evaluation, performance management, and decision support services to the Bureau of Community Health & Prevention (BCHAP). OSE assists programs in the Bureau with surveillance data, program evaluation, and analytics. OSE staff members are responsible for coordinating data analytic efforts across the Bureau to connect and build a cohesive, high performance analytic infrastructure that is efficient and supports the operational needs of the programs, initiatives and activities within the Bureau. In addition, OSE houses two programs, the Injury Surveillance Program and that State Innovation Model e-Referral program. ISP provides analysis and interpretation of injury data to programs within and outside of the department to be utilized in making informed decisions on how to prevent both intentional and unintentional injuries. The State Innovation Model e-Referral program formalizes community-clinical linkages by implementing a bi-directional electronic referral system from the clinical setting to community-based organizations.
Statistical information that accurately describes and forecasts population service needs is a key outcome. Another outcome includes performance measurement work to guide program monitoring and management. Evaluation services assist in quality improvement efforts and in federal grant reporting.
The Office of Statistics and Evaluation (OSE) is a knowledge center that provides leadership in the following areas:
- Surveillance projects
- DPH data collection and program evaluation
- Claims, charge, and electronic health record data analytics
- Health statistics interpretation
Our services provide the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention with the best available data on which to base programmatic and policy decisions for the health of Massachusetts residents. Data is also disseminated to the public, state and federal officials and the public health community. OSE maintains its commitment to providing superior services by continuously advancing our technical expertise and professional collaborations.
OSE supports the public by answering data requests to help inform community program needs. They can also help direct outside agencies requesting access to data sets to the IRB application and review process.
Sanouri Ursprung PhD
Office of Statistics and Evaluation
Bureau of Community Health and Prevention
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
250 Washington St, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02108