Making Open Data Useful to Public Health Research and Practice
Erika Martin, director of health policy studies at the Rockefeller Institute, presented an overview of her efforts to make “open data” initiatives more effective in applied health policy research at the March 14th presentation to the California Health and Human Services Open DataFest III in Sacramento. Her presentation draws on research and publications on New York’s early experiences with open data, what researchers want from open data, and the quality and usability of open data.
About the Open Health Data, Open Opportunities Workshop
Background, objectives, and list of participants
Open Data Resources
Classroom handout and open data portals
Exploring Ways to Collaborate
The day concluded with a plenary panel on how open data provides opportunities for health researchers and state government to collaborate.
See the discussion
Speakers, Panelists, and Keynote
We have provided the Powerpoint and audio of all presentations. The list of speakers included Dr. Nirav Shah; Ms. Courtney Burke; Dr. Guthrie (Gus) Birkhead; Ms. Tania Allard; Dr. James Knickman; Dr. Thomas Gais; Dr. Theresa Pardo; and Dr. Hao Wang.
Link to presentations and video
Engaging Health Researchers as Users
During break-out sessions participants discussed research priorities and open data wish lists. NYS DOH practitioners joined the small groups to share their knowledge and ideas. Groups reported out to the larger group.
Read the summary reports
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New York State Health Foundation. The Center for Technology in Government co-organized the event.