Improve Access to Healthcare Data
Rochester is home to a number of healthcare and community service agencies, all who have their own methods of data collection and analysis. Data is important to assessing and tracking heath conditions and threats in the community for program design and deployment. An efficient system of health services requires that data be accessible for sharing among all partners, while protecting people’s right to privacy. Including the community in accessible health data also allows residents to make healthy choices and decisions for themselves and their families.
Relevant Rochester 2034 Strategies:
Perform a Community Risk Assessment:
PHS-3i. Perform a Community Risk Assessment to evaluate the hazards faced by residents, and create a Community Risk Reduction program designed around the information gathered.
Track current health facilities and trends to identify gaps:
PHS-5a. Work with health care and health planning partners to inventory health facilities in the city, and document major health conditions, trends, utilization, needs, gaps, and opportunities to better inform City efforts to integrate health into its policies, programs, and neighborhood development efforts.
Identify collaborative points with current data efforts:
PHS-5b. Work with ongoing health care and health planning efforts to share City data and knowledge that could benefit those processes, identify new opportunities for joint work, and collaboratively fundraise to implement ideas.
Continue to promote use of online tools:
SC-4a. Continue to deploy and promote online tools and open data to the maximum extent possible and become a recognized leader in sharing data in informative, easy to use, and compelling ways with the public.
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