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Open Health Data Open Opportunities - Making Open Data Useful to Public Health Research and Practice
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New Materials from Open Health Data, Open Opportunities

Since the Open Data Workshop, the Rockefeller Institute has continued its effort to make open health data useful to public health research and practice. Recent publications and presentations include:
  • Erika Martin, “Integrating Public Health Researchers into the Open Data Ecosystem,” Presentation to the California Health and Human Services Open DataFest III, Sacramento, CA, March 14, 2016.
  • Erika Martin, “Improving the Value of Open Data for Health Research: Opportunities, Challenges, and Next Steps,” Presentations to the University of California, Los Angeles, January 7, 2016 and Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, March 23, 2016.
  • Erika Martin, “Evaluating the Quality and Usability of Open Health Data,” Presentation to the Albany Chapter of the American Statistical Association, October 21, 2015.
  • Erika Martin, “Innovative Uses of Open Health Data: New York’s Early Experiences and Future Directions,” Presentation to the Healthy Connections = Healthy Communities NYS Health Innovation Challenge Luminary Talks and Awards Ceremony, Albany, NY, October 15, 2014.
  • E. Martin, J. Law, W. Ran, N. Helbig, and G. Birkhead, “Evaluating the Quality and Usability of Open Data for Public Health Research: A Systematic Review of Data Offerings on 3 Open Data Platforms,” Journal of Public Health Management & Practice (forthcoming 2016).
  • Erika J. Martin, Natalie Helbig, and Guthrie S. Birkhead, “Opening Health Data: What Do Researchers Want? Early Experiences With New York’s Open Health Data Portal,” Journal of Public Health Management & Practice 21, 5 (September/October 2015): e1-7.
  • Erika J. Martin, Natalie Helbig, and Nirav R. Shah, “Liberating Data to Transform Health Care: New York’s Open Data Experience.” Journal of the American Medical Association 311, 24 (2014): 2481-2.
Other papers are in progress, and will be disseminated once they are publicly available.

The Rockefeller Institute thanks the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the New York State Health Foundation for their generous support for this work. Full information on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded project is available here.

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