The entire Health Care Innovations Exchange collection (Innovation Profiles and QualityTools) is freely available for download. Two databases are available and must be downloaded separately:
- A database that contains the text of all Innovation Profiles and Attempts; and
- A database that contains the text of all QualityTools.
Databases are updated with each biweekly issue and are provided in the following two file formats:
- Comma Separated Values (CSV) file. This file format meets the needs of most users and can be managed with a variety of software types. Due to the large file size and amount of text content, database or qualitative analysis software may be needed to optimize use of the data.
- Extensible Markup Language (XML) file. This file format is provided for programmers and developers.
The approximate file size is displayed next to each file type. Files are zipped (compressed). If you do not have a zip file utility already installed on your computer, there are many vendors on the Internet who can provide zip file format utilities for Windows®, Mac®, Linux, and Unix. Information about file contents, including data definitions, is provided in the description documents below.
See the Innovations Exchange FAQ for the suggested citation format for the Innovation Profiles or QualityTools Database.