Office of Data Analytics

The Office of Data Analytics (ODA) serves as the center of excellence for health and human services statistical analysis, generative analytics and evaluation/monitoring metrics.

The Office of Data Analytics was created to identify and innovate strategic initiatives to inform public policy and provide opportunities for improved health outcomes for all Kentuckians through data analytics.

The Office of Data Analytics assumed the responsibilities of the former Office of Health Data Analytics (OHDA) on Aug.​ 1, 2022. ​

Programs and Services

Research, Analytics, and Program Evaluation​

Health and social services policy covers complex topics and involves difficult decisions that must balance the interests of several constituencies. Analysts with ODA provide oversight and strategic direction and are responsible for coordinating data analysis initiatives for the various departments that regulate health care and social services to ensure policy is consistent with long-term goals across the commonwealth. Researchers at ODA work on projects to promote the creation of new knowledge to inform Kentucky policy makers as they make these decisions.

For more information about data analytics at ODA, visit the Data Analytics​ page.

Data Governance​

The Data Governance Program coordinates requests for data and data integration for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. The Data Governance Program also is responsible for cataloging and maintaining data sharing agreements across the Cabinet and providing guidance on responsible data sharing.

Health Facility & Services Data   

Health facility and services data is a collection of records describing a single inpatient stay or outpatient encounter in Kentucky. This data is made available to the public, policy makers, researchers, public health and community health stakeholders to inform health-related decisions.
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State University Partnership Program

The State University Partnership is a research program between CHFS leadership and university research centers designed to expand cabinet research capacity, support the development of evidence based policy decisions and develop a research community in the commonwealth.​

kynect Resources​

kynect resources is a place to find local programs and services. Through a partnership with United Way of Kentucky, kynect​ resources provide a mobile-friendly, managed directory to connect Kentuckians to the help they need.

Residents can find programs to help with needs such as food insecurity, housing and employment supports, support groups, health programs and family-centered help.kynect Benefits

​Institutional Review Board​

The Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects (IRB) ensures clients or employees of the Cabinet involved in research as subjects are adequately protected. The IRB also protects subjects of research conducted, supported, endorsed, approved or sponsored by the Cabinet, including research conducted by individuals, students, employees, professors, universities, for-profit institutions, non-profit institutions, government agencies or other entities.

Administrative Regulations Notice

November 2023

The Office of Data Analytics (ODA) filed two proposed administrative regulation amendments with the Legislative Research Commission (attached). These are ordinary proposed amendments that are currently in the public comment period and will go through the full regulatory process prior to becoming effective, anticipated to be in mid to late 2024. The proposed amendments are provided below and are published on the Legislative Research Commission (LRC) website here​

900 KAR 7:030. Data reporting by health care providers.

Proposed amendment to 900 KAR 7:030 (Filed 11.13.23)

This amendment will update the name of the entity responsible for releasing these data sets to reflect the 2022 CHFS re-organization which changed the Office of Health Data and Analytics (OHDA) to the Office of Data Analytics (ODA). The regulation is also being updated to remove the incorporation by reference to the Kentucky Inpatient and Outpatient Data Coordinator's Manual for Hospitals and Kentucky Data Coordinator's Manual for Ambulatory Facilities. These manuals are revised and updated by a vendor on behalf of the cabinet.  

900 KAR 7:040​. Release of public data sets for health facility and services data

Proposed Amendment to 900 KAR 7:040 (Filed 11.15.23)

 This amendment will update the name of the entity responsible for releasing these data sets to reflect the 2022 CHFS re-organization which changed the Office of Health Data and Analytics (OHDA) to the Office of Data Analytics (ODA). This amendment also provides updated editions of the data use agreement form for this data and updates language regarding cell suppression. 

Revised agreement redlined copy

Revised agreement clean copy 

Written comments may be submitted to or me through January 31, 2024.  Upon request made to by January 12, 2024, a public hearing shall be held on January 22, 2024, at 9am via Zoom.