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Health Sciences

Allied Health

"Allied Health Occupations: Occupations of medical personnel who are not physicians, and are qualified by special training and, frequently, by licensure to work in supporting roles in the health care field. These occupations include, but are not limited to, medical technology, physical therapy, physician assistant, etc." -- Definition from the NCBI MeSH Database.


Occupational Outlook Handbook

Occupational Therapists
Physical Therapists
Physician Assistants
Speech-Language Pathologists

Allied Health Organizations

American Occupational Therapy Association
Amercian Physical Therapy Association
American Physicians Assistant Association
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Allied Health and Data

PubMed Searches

Allied Health and Big Data
allied health occupations[mh] AND "big data"

Allied Health and Data Management
allied health occupations[mh] AND "data management"


University of Nevada Las Vegas


Clinical big data and deep learning: Applications, challenges, and future outlooks
Yu Y, Li M, Liu L, Li Y, Wang J.
Big Data Mining and Analytics. 2019 Dec; 2(4): 288-305. doi: 10.26599/BDMA.2019.9020007. 

Allied Health Metadata

Dublin Core: "A basic, domain-agnostic standard which can be easily understood and implemented, and as such is one of the best known and most widely used metadata standards" (DCC - Digital Curation Center).

DDI - Data Documentation Inititative: "A widely used, international standard for describing data from the social, behavioral, and economic sciences" (DCC - Digital Curation Center).

Allied Health Data Repositories

NIH Data Sharing Repositories: A list of over 65 NIH-supported repositories that make data accessible for reuse.
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR): An international consortium of over 750 academic institutions and research organizations, ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences. Specialized collections include data in health care, education, and behavior.

Allied Health Data Standards/Policies

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
Office for Human Research Protections

edited 9/22/2020