Working with DHS Impact

Instructions for joining DHS IMPACT and requesting medical device network data from Massachusetts General Hospital


1) Go to the IMPACT website:

2) Click on “REGISTER”

3) Create an account and complete the registration process

4) Once your account is created, return to the IMPACT site:

5) Enter your “User Name” and “Password” to log into your account

6) Click on “Search”

7) Click on “DATA & TOOLS Catalog

8) Navigate to the left “FILTER” pane and click on “Massachusetts General Hospital”

9) This will display data sets available from MGH

10) Click on a data set title

11) The detailed description of the data set you are interested in will open in a new window

12) Click “Request” in the upper right hand corner of the data set window

13) Complete the request form per instructions and click “Submit”

14) The data request will be reviewed by IMPACT personnel and then forwarded onto MGH personnel