Khaled El Emam noted that de-identification has been simplified through automation. The process of de-identification in practice involves assessing risk, classifying the variables in the file, and mapping the data. These contribute to specifications in an automated anonymization engine through which the original data are run to produce the anony
Minimizing Disclosure Risk in HHS Open Data Initiatives. 4. Supplemental Guidance on the Implementation of M-13-13 “Open Data Policy – Managing Information as an Asset”
This document, issued in August 2013, provides additional information and establishes minimum requirements for the objectives of the Executive Order and OMB Memorandum M-13-13. Minimum requirements for an Enterprise Data Inventory include submitting a schedule to OMB of how the agency plans to identify all its data; posting all datasets in machine
Minimizing Disclosure Risk in HHS Open Data Initiatives. 3. Open Data Policy—Managing Information as an Asset
Memorandum M-13-13 was issued by OMB in conjunction with the Executive Order, establishes a framework to support effective information management strategies that will promote open data. Agencies are directed to adopt the following policies: use machine-readable and open formats; use data standards; remove all restrictions on distribution of public
Minimizing Disclosure Risk in HHS Open Data Initiatives. 2. Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information
Executive Order 13642 was issued on May 9, 2013, and calls for a shift in the default policy in federal agencies toward that of free public access to information. The order describes government information as an asset, the dissemination of which is likely to create new jobs, provide inspiration for entrepreneurship, and stimulate the American econ
In January 2009, the President issued a Memorandum for the heads of Executive Departments and Agencies on Transparency and Open Government (White House 2009). 10 The Memorandum required the development of recommendations for an Open Government Directive to establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. In response, OM
Federal policies covering the use and protection of personal data and the Open Data Initiative focus on data collected or obtained by the federal government. This chapter discusses the key legislation that has helped to shape federal policy on the use and protection of personal data; additional laws governing data use; illustrative examples of age
On May 9, 2013, President Obama issued the executive order, “Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information,” in which he directed the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to issue an Open Data Policy throughout the federal government.
Federal agencies have a long history of releasing data to the public, and they also have a legal obligation to protect the confidentiality of the individuals and organizations from which the data were collected. Federal agencies have successfully balanced these two objectives for decades. With the new emphasis on expanding public access to federal
Performance Improvement 2011-2012. What Were The Effects Of Imputation On The Current Population Survey Income And Poverty Series?
The Current Population Survey has been the source of the official U.S. poverty estimates since their inception. Since then, many changes have occurred in society and in the willingness of survey respondents to report the cash income used to construct these poverty figures. Improvements have also occurred in the data collection instruments. Povert
This report, Performance Improvement 2011-2012, the 17th in this series, summarizes the key findings from studies completed during the two fiscal-year period ending September 30, 2011.
Report Citations The studies are listed below in order of their Policy Information Center identification (PIC ID) number. The studies have been conducted by or funded through the Department of Health and Human Services by the specific agency or office sponsor. Reports may be obtained at the URL hotlinks provided, or from the Fed
This report, Performance Improvement 2010, the 16th annual report in this series, describes the findings from 113 studies completed during the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009. The study summaries and the publicly available database from which they are drawn are to be found at http://aspe.hhs.gov/pic/performance.
Researchers reviewed efforts of the American Health Information Community’s (AHIC’s) Multi-Stakeholder Workgroup. The Workgroup created the core data set for information on family health history, and worked on how to transfer such information into electronic formats for use in making health care decisions. Researchers examined
This study examined whether the same picture of the U.S. population was presented by four different surveys that had sought to measure income, family structure and poverty. Policy makers use national surveys to paint a picture of the U.S. population along a variety of dimensions such as poverty status, receipt of program benefits, demographic cha
The study developed and evaluated a way to accurately predict adoption rates of electronic health records (EHR) in physicians’ small practices (less than ten physicians). This study included an extensive literature review, development of a preliminary economic framework and a roadmap for EHR implementation in physicians’ small
Performance Improvement 2009. How Can We Measure Implementation and Use of Health Information Technology?
This study identified and evaluated methods for measuring adoption, implementation, and use of health information technology (HIT) in the United States . The study identified strengths and weaknesses of measures for and measurement of attitudes toward HIT. The study examined HIT implementation progress and impact including variations in incentive
Performance Improvement 2009. What Knowledge Do Consumers Need in the New Genome-Based Health Care Market?
This preliminary exploration explored what information citizens need to become effective consumers of new genome-based products. The Personalized Health Care Initiative sponsored a workshop in order to provide a forum for stakeholders to discuss alternatives for helping consumers make use of new health information from genetics based systems
Contents State Assisted Living Policy: 1996 Evaluation of the Minority Male Consortium for Violence Prevention Determinants of AFDC Caseload Growth: Final Report Informal and Formal Kinship Care Approaches to Evaluating Welfare Reform: Lessons from Five State Demonstrations Efforts by Child Welfare A
Contents Publications of the Patient Outcomes Research Teams (PORTS), May 1996 and Medical Treatment Effectiveness Projects 1989 through 1995 Final Report on Changes Needed in CONQUEST's Software Based Programs Final Report on Changes Needed in CONQUEST 1.0's Structure and Classification Scheme Assessment of the
MISSION: To promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. Evaluation Program The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducts evaluation studies designed to provide information essential for CDC's 11 strategies to achieve its mission: