RiskScape

A powerful and easy-to-use web-based data visualization tool that allows users to map diseases or health conditions, explore affected populations, and assess for changes in health conditions over time.

RiskScape is ESP's interactive, web-based data visualization platform.  It provides timely, high-level summaries of specific conditions of interest to public health officials.It utilizes data from the same clinical partners as MDPHnet but is built on a centralized, individual-level, deidentified dataset that is updated monthly.

Users can generate graphs based on condition of interest while filtering or stratifying by other factors such as age, sex, race/ethnicity, health indicators, and comorbidities.

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Available graphs include
  • Heat maps of conditions by zip code
  • Bar graphs for prevalences stratified by demographic or comorbidity categories
  • Pie charts with demographic characteristics of affected populations
  • Time series graphs that permit automated regression analyses

 

Conditions available for query in RiskScape include

 

Conditions
  • Asthma
  • Depression
  • Hypertension*
  • Body mass index*
  • Pre-diabetes
  • Diabetes, Type 1
  • Diabetes, Type 2
  • Diabetes, Gestational
  • Pregnancy status

* with percentiles for pediatric groups

Infectious Diseases
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Influenza-like Illness
  • Lyme Disease
  • Pertussis
  • Hepatitis C screening

 

Controlled Substances
  • Opioid prescribing
  • High dose opioid prescribing
  • Benzodiazepine prescribing
  • Concurrent prescriptions for opioids and benzodiazepines

 

Labs & Meds
  • Hemoglobin A1C levels
  • LDL cholesterol levels
  • Triglyceride levels
  • Influenza vaccinations
  • Insulin prescribing
  • Metformin prescribing

 

Access to RiskScape is limited to practice sites that contribute data to RiskScape and selected employees of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.