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Welcome to the NYS Sepsis Data Collection Portal. The purpose of this website is to support the NYSDOH Sepsis Care Improvement Initiative. On this website, you will find the current Data Dictionary, file specifications, the data submission portal, educational resources, and access to the help desk.


Pediatric Sepsis and COVID-19 Data Dictionary and Appendices (Digitalized Data Collection, D1.0)

Dear Colleague,

The Department is pleased to announce the release of the Pediatric Sepsis and COVID-19 Data Dictionary and Appendices (Digitalized Data Collection, D1.0).

The data dictionary is posted at:

A data submission template and CSV files will be posted in the coming weeks. 

In developing the Pediatric Sepsis and COVID-19 Dictionary, an effort was made to align where clinically relevant with the Adult Sepsis and COVID-19 Dictionary (Digitalized Data Collection, D2.1.1). Much of the same coding structure used to develop electronic abstraction for the adult population may be utilized in the pediatric collection.

The Department will hold a webinar to kick off the Pediatric Sepsis and COVID-19 Data Dictionary with Digitalized Data Collection on Wednesday, September 15th, 2021. The webinar will include information on the new data collection and a question-and-answer period. Additional details and a webinar link will be available soon.

The Department has identified the following dates for the initial reporting period for Pediatric cases (aligns with the portal open dates for the 3rd Adult Reporting Period):

Submission period for pediatric cases: 12/1/2020 – 12/31/2021

Portal open for submission: 1/3/2022 – 2/4/2022

Please note, the Department is requesting Pediatric cases from December 1st, 2020 to December 31st, 2021 during the first submission period for Pediatric cases. Pediatric and Adult cases will resume regular quarterly reporting in 2022.

Thank you,

The NYSDOH Clinical Sepsis Team

Posted on: 07/14/2021

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