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Public Health Organisations and Open Data


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Public Health Organisations and Open Data - presentation to the CIO Forum of Public Health Organisations (PHOs)

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Public Health Organisations and Open Data

  1. 1. National PHO CIO and IT Manager Group 19 October 2015 - Paul Stone - New Zealand Open Government Data Programme
  2. 2.  What is open data and information? ◦ Brief description of open government data policies and the programme  “Shared Data” vs “Open Data”  Some innovative re-use of open government data  Your questions
  3. 3. “Open data is data that anyone can access, use and share.” (Open Data Institute For NZ Government…  licensed for legal re-use (NZGOAL)  Non-proprietary and machine-readable format
  4. 4. TheDeclaration Open Government
  5. 5. Guidance to publicly funded agencies on how to apply Creative Commons licences or no- known rights statements to information, data and content, published digitally or in hardcopy. Copyright = ownership Licence = permissions to re-use (assigned by the copyright owner) Training videos at
  6. 6. • Open • Protected • Readily available • Trusted and authoritative • Well managed • Reasonably priced (“…expected to be free”) • Reusable
  7. 7. • Reusable o at source, with the highest possible level of granularity o in re-usable, machine-readable format o with appropriate metadata; and o in aggregate or modified forms if they cannot be released in their original state.
  8. 8. Government direction to government agencies to proactively release all: • publicly funded data • non-personal and unclassified • high potential value for re-use • managed according to the Principles • licensed for re-use (NZGOAL) • published on
  9. 9. Our job to encourage all that to happen!  To encourage and support the release of data and information  To understand the user communities (and raise awareness)  To assess the impact of re-use
  10. 10. It is expected that open data will lead to:  Increased social and economic benefits (through new products and services)  Increased efficiencies  Increased transparency and democracy
  11. 11. First, let’s look at the difference between “open data” and “shared data”… Video:
  12. 12. Raw transactional data should only be shared under “trust and control” – ie. shared Transactional data that has been anonymised and/or aggregated can be made open Statistics NZ are experts and can provide training
  13. 13. Shared data may lead to saving an individual’s life Open data may lead to policy that saves many lives
  14. 14. Significantly higher admissions to hospital as a result of self-harm in relatively well off areas – unexpected…
  15. 15. Mogeo - Campermate
  16. 16. ATM Finder What about being able to find public health facilities…?
  17. 17. Here Maps “allowing the public to search and navigate to any of your facilities with ease.” Main provider of maps for: • car navigation systems • Facebook • Microsoft • Samsung • Amazon • Yahoo • Garmin
  18. 18. Mogeo – Product Recalls
  19. 19. ThunderMaps
  20. 20. The delivery mechanism already exists All that is needed is the open data…
  21. 21. Open by design = closed by design (Different mindsets but really just 2 sides of the same coin)
  22. 22. Contact Programme: initiatives/open-and-transparent-government Short Case Studies: resources/case-studies/open-data Me: @enotsluap