The National Health Service England has launched a series of initiatives to begin opening its healthcare data with the intent to positively impact outcomes. Despite widespread recognition of the value proposition of open data, there is little understanding of whether and how open data initiatives definitively lead to improved outcomes in healthcare. This project aims to establish a healthcare open data model that can be used by researchers and program managers to design their open data initiatives and then measure their impact.
NHS England and The GovLab released The Open Data Era in Health and Social Care in May 2014 as a model for measuring the impact of open data in healthcare to inform future priorities and investments in open data programs. Specifically, this model identifies and evaluates the following six value propositions for impact measurement:
The goal is that researchers and healthcare managers can use this open data model to help design and measure their own open data initiatives.