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About the Health Information Tennessee (HIT)


Are you looking for health information in Tennessee?


HIT, Health Information Tennessee, is a dynamic, user-friendly service that provides on-line access to a wealth of health data and information. The HIT web site is part of the Tennessee Department of Health providing health related data accessible to the general public, government and community agencies, professional researchers and other interested parties.


What data are available?

HIT provides on-line access to official state of Tennessee data for births, deaths, population, nursing home and hospital facilities, selected tables and reports. County profile reports provide community needs assessments, identification of health issues and prioritization. A variety of links to a wide range of resources for health information is also provided.


What kinds of reports can I generate?


Data Query can provide users with customized tables, graphic bar or pie charts, area plots, and trends from Tennessee Department of Health data based on user-specified selection of variables (i.e. year, age, population, ICD-10, race, sex, county). Forming a query is the same thing as asking a question. A query offers access to new and detailed information about your own questions. A query allows you to design a question by choosing factors/variables from the system lists, view, download or print the answers in the form of customized tables. In this way data can be analyzed and presented in an infinitely flexible manner; statewide and substate comparisons can be made. Selected standard tables and reports are also accessible. HIT encourages you to explore the site, enjoy the Data Query system and please be sure to alert us of ways to improve the site.


Do you have other questions or need help?


Should you have questions or need assistance, we will be glad to help. Just send an e-mail to HIT.