Here at IPRO, the Health Care Transparency team has been working on producing publicly available comparative health care reports since 1999, and we launched our first Web-based report in 2001. Back then everything was highly experimental and consumer engagement was next to nil. Over the following years we’ve experimented with numerous visualisation techniques and consumer language approaches, and watched many other folks around the country and the world push more and more data on an unsuspecting – and largely uninterested – public.
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First, some background. I love maps, data and transparency.
In my work, particularly, in medical disaster response we use Google maps, Open Street Maps and a host of other tools, mostly free and open source to display data, identify needs and accelerate decision support.
Continue reading “The Best of What?”
With all due respect to Jimmy Buffet, the real opportunity for progress on the use of data to predict, steer, or bemoan our ongoing care and cost conundrum lies not in the latitudes but in the longitudes.
Continue reading “Changes In Longitudes, Changes In Attitudes”