Mining public data is challenging but can increase quality and lower costs by supporting evidence-based health care.
Buried Treasure: Freeing California Data to Improve Health Care (156 K)
Patients, care providers, payers, and policymakers all seek to make evidence-based, data-driven health care decisions. While various state agencies release health care claims data for research and analysis, a strong argument can be made for making valuable state health-related data available for broader use.
This issue brief highlights federal and state efforts to "free the data" and outlines how California would benefit.
Among the highlights of how California can free its health care data:
The full issue brief is available under Document Downloads.
Free the Data Initiative