Future of Privacy Forum and Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy Release ‘Nothing to Hide: Tools for Talking (and Listening) About Data Privacy for Integrated Data Systems’

Today, Future of Privacy Forum and Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy released Nothing to Hide: Tools for Talking (and Listening) About Data Privacy for Integrated Data Systems. Nothing to Hide provides governments and their partners working to integrate data for policy and program improvement with the necessary tools to lead privacy-sensitive, inclusive engagement efforts. In…

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AISP Issues RFI for Data Sharing and Evaluation Platform

AISP has issued a REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) to help us better understand the marketplace for building an integrated data sharing and evaluation platform to support state and local governments in shaping better policy and practice. Specifically, AISP’s vision is of a distributed platform that allows governments to store archival integrated administrative data and also…

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NY Times Magazine Features Allegheny County’s Use of Predictive Analytics for Child Welfare Decision Making

We are pleased to share that the New York Times Magazine recently published a profile on the Allegheny Family Screening Tool, a predictive risk-modeling tool designed to improve child welfare call screening decisions. Allegheny County, an AISP Network member since 2009, has consistently engaged research partners and community members to further the use of integrated…

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Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking Releases Final Report

Find full report here.  Last Thursday afternoon, the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking (the “Commission”) held a press conference to present their final recommendations aimed at simultaneously improving the availability of rigorous evidence to inform policymaking and the security of citizens’ private, personal information. As Katharine Abraham, chairperson of the Commission said, “We think we can…

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ICPSR Convenes Stakeholders on Researcher Credentialing Project

This story was published in the ADRF Network Newsletter on August 21, 2017. Written by Monica King. For every researcher who gains access to a restricted dataset, countless of hours are spent processing the request. Not to mention the months that pass while the review takes places. Imagine, then, a widely-accepted credential that enables researchers…

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AISP Q&A with Martin Love, CEO of North Coast Health Improvement and Information Network (NCHIIN)

Questions for Martin Love, CEO of North Coast Health Improvement and Information Network (NCHIIN), a not-for-profit health information exchange partnered w/the Humboldt County DHHS-SS and Humboldt Housing and Homeless Coalition working to reduce emergency department utilization by a utilizer population.  Background on North Coast Health Improvement and Information Network (NCHIIN):  NCHIIN is a California non-profit…

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Training and Technical Assistance Program

Training and Technical Assistance Program AISP will launch a three-tiered training and technical assistance program in 2017 Level 1 Level 1 will begin in March 2017, and will consist of a 6-week online course. The course platform is currently being developed in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania’s Online Learning Initiative and edX. The course…

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How states and localities are improving the quality of education, health, and human services through integrated data systems: An interview with Dennis Culhane

Programs and agencies in government often exist in silos, where the efforts of one aren’t necessarily connected with others and their data are not shared between them. That slows the process within government of learning what works, coordinating efforts, spurring social innovation, and continuous improvement. A growing number of states and localities, however, are developing Integrated…

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CMS Releases Medicare Data for Quality-Based Metrics

CMS has released new data on ethnic and racial backgrounds of Medicare Advantage beneficiaries, which will allow for analysis related to quality-based metrics within various populations. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is further attempting to innovate and improve medicine through quality-based metrics, as the CMS Office of Minority Health has released new…

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J-PAL North America launches health care delivery innovation competition

MIT’s Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) North America has launched a new Health Care Delivery Innovation Competition that will support U.S. federal, state, and local health agencies and other health care organizations in developing compelling and reliable evidence of the impact of innovative programs. The J-PAL Health Care Delivery Innovation Competition will support visionary health…

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Philadelphia CIO Charlie Brennan: Tweaking the Tech Landscape

When Jim Kenney replaced Michael Nutter this year as Philadelphia’s new mayor, there were some changes. Officials came and went, titles were tweaked, roles were shifted, and bold policies were forged in pursuit of that familiar promise of a new future for an old city. As one of the nation’s leading govtech landscapes, Philadelphia’s changes…

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