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Saturday, April 30, 2016
Open Health Data Open Opportunities
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About the Open Health Data, Open Opportunities Workshop

About the Workshop
How can releasing millions of data points improve the health of New Yorkers? This interactive workshop brought together researchers and practitioners to explore how open health data can be a viable new resource for health research and developing innovative health interventions.
Background, objectives, and list of participants

Open Data Resources

Open Data Resources
Half the battle is just finding information. Participants received a white paper on how to use open data in the classroom and links to open health data portals.
Classroom handout and open data portals

Exploring Ways to Collaborate

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


The workshop was supported by the New York State Health Foundation. The Center for Technology in Government co-organized the event.

Speakers, Panelists, and Keynote

Speakers, Panelists, and Keynote Address

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

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

Join the Conversation

Join the Conversation
We want to continue the conversation. If you have ideas or comments on open health data, the workshop, or examples of how you have used open data share them with the community! We’ll post the feedback.
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