Journal article

Political and policy arguments for integrated data

AD Brown, AS Boozary, D Henry, G Marchildon, M Schull

International Journal for Population Data Science | Published : 2017


ABSTRACT IntroductionThere is little argument that integrated data can provide a valuable resource for improved health system management, planning, and accountability as well as discovery and commercial use, but policies to enable and support integrated data fall short of the potential represented by integrated data. To understand the current level of progress on policy for integrated data, we looked at two successful and two unsuccessful efforts to support the creation and use of integrated data in health systems. Methods/ApproachWe used document and literature analysis to develop descriptions of the Icelandic Health Sector Database Act, the creation of the Institute for Clinical Evaluati..

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