Health Datapalooza 2013: Hearing from the Community - Overview


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Health Datapalooza IV: June 3rd-4th, 2013
Hearing from the Community: Where We Are and Where We Would Like to Be
Edward J. Sondik, former Director, National Center for Health Statistics
Georges Benjamin, Executive Director, American Public Health Association (APHA)
Samuel ‘Woodie’ Kessel, Professor, University of Maryland School of Public Health
Patrick Remington, Associate Dean for Public Health, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Jean Nudelman, Director, Community Benefits Programs, Kaiser Permanente
Donald F. Schwarz, Health Commissioner, Deputy Mayor for Health and Opportunity, City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Afshin Khosravii, Chief Executive Officer, Trilogy Integrated Resources
Richard Martin, Vice President, Heritage Provider Network

This session will focus on advances in the use of health data in developing or implementing new tools that impact local community health. It will explore the data and technology needs of local community health organizations and discuss the challenges they face when attempting to meet these needs. It will also present recommendations from non-data oriented people regarding opportunities in the data and technology fields that could enhance their experience in local community health.

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Health Datapalooza 2013: Hearing from the Community - Overview

  1. 1. Today’s Session• 1:30-2:30 Advances and challenges for data and community health– Community Health Needs Assessment tool (Jean Nudelman of Kaiser Permanente)– County Health Rankings – Experience to date (Pat Remington, University of Wisconsin}– ACOs and electronic health records and improving patient care –(Rick Martin, SeniorManagement, Heritage California ACO)– Network of Care for Public Health – Assessment and Wellness (Afshin Khosravi, TrilogyIntegrated Resources)• 2:30-2:50 Perspectives from the field on need for data and applications– Georges Benjamin, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association– Donald F. Schwarz, MD, MPH, Health Commissioner and Deputy Mayor for Health andOpportunity for the City of Philadelphia– Dr Woodie Kessel, Dartmouth School of Medicine, formerly Commissioned Corps, HHS• 2:50-3:30 Combined panel and audience Q’s and A’s andrecommendations
  2. 2. Questions to Consider …● Data needs?● How to promote/support local data development● Tools to understand the implications of decisions?● Decisions are often influenced by the values of the public andecision makers … Is this an impediment to decision-making● What recommendation would you make to HHS regardingpromotion of local data development? To Foundations? Toresearch?● Recommendations for apps to support local health● Do we need ways to summarize dashboard data into singlevariables on a community’s health status?● Quality of local data – How do we decide how good is enough?● Do we need help in understanding the implications of decisions onlocal health now and in the future?● Training -- Recommendations for training public health, healthcare staff and health staff in general to use and developinformation resources?● Recommendations for Apps addressing disparities.•