CareSet Journal is a data journalism organization.
Our mission is to encourage an ecosystem of innovators to collaborate and share tools and research methodologies around open healthcare datasets.
The DocGraph Journal was formed as a movement to create open health data transparency. The efforts of the DocGraph community, guided by Fred Trotter, led to the first national Provider Referral data release by the US government. The original “DocGraph Data” has helped researchers, journalists, and companies around the nation to provide data-backed healthcare solutions.
The DocGraph Journal is now doing business as CareSet Journal, and is a subsidiary of CareSet Systems. Our commercial arm helps fund our data journalism efforts, as our journalistic principles guide our commercial operations.
We continue to work with federal, state, private, non-profit, and public entities to create and open healthcare datasets. Our community includes academics, journalists, doctors, entrepreneurs, statisticians and more. Our members have used our datasets to restructure provider networks, teach classes, start companies, and report on quality metrics. We welcome anyone with passion for healthcare improvement to join us.
Our community also includes VRDC seat holders. The VRDC Group is for seat holders who have access to the CMS Virtual Research Data Center provided by CMS. This is a support and collaboration users group for data scientists who have access to approved data files and conduct their analysis within the CMS secure environment.
Purchases of CareSet Journal datasets support the community of data scientists focused on improving transparency in healthcare. Many datasets are provided at no cost.