Tag Archives: Health Data

Addressing The Gap In Noncommunicable Disease Data With Technology And Innovation

As the noncommunicable disease epidemic reaches all countries, government officials and public health professionals need high-quality, accessible data about NCD risk factors to make informed decisions. A partnership of Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Australian government, the $100 million...

September 21, 2017

By The Numbers: Our Progress In Digitizing Health Care

The US has seen a historic health IT transformation, moving from a primarily paper-based health system to one where virtually everyone has a digital footprint of their care.

September 29, 2016

Advancing The Use Of Health Data In Research With PCORnet

We launched PCORnet, a large, representative, national data resource, nearly two years ago. By harnessing the power of clinical data gathered in real-world settings, PCORnet is designed to allow the nation to conduct a range of comparative research studies more efficiently and less expensively.

June 1, 2015

Putting Data To Work To Improve Health

The health data movement started with a call for open health data. While much has been accomplished in a relatively short time, this is just the start to a greater movement.

May 14, 2015

GrantWatch Blog Most-Read List for 2014: Post on the Importance of Zip Code in Determining One’s Health Leads the Way

Happy New Year! We have compiled a list of the ten most-read posts on GrantWatch Blog during 2014, in case you missed any of them. “Zip Code Overrides DNA Code When It Comes to a Healthy Community” (January 30, 2014). This post by Anne Warhover, former president and CEO of the Colorado Health...

January 9, 2015

David Colby of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Retiring This Week

David C. Colby, long-time staffer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), is retiring at the end of 2014, according to an e-mail he sent out to colleagues. He reminisced about what he had been working on over a nearly seventeen-year run at the large and well-known health foundation. This...

December 31, 2014

Peterson Foundation Announces $200 Million Commitment for Its New Center on Healthcare

Gail R. Wilensky is the senior fellow at Project HOPE and a member of the Peterson Center on Healthcare’s Advisory Board. On December 4, the Peterson Center on Healthcare, created by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation with an initial commitment of $200 million, announced three major initiatives...

December 11, 2014

The RWJF Seeks Proposals for a New National Program: Policy-Relevant Insurance Studies

In its coverage work, in recent years, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has prioritized grant making related to the implementation of health reform. Research we have funded in this area has focused largely on monitoring the impact of health reform on important outcomes such as coverage,...

October 22, 2014

Cigna Foundation and Nonprofit Aim to Revitalize Distressed Neighborhood: Community Development at Work

The story begins with the failure of the economic engine—the relocation of a factory, perhaps, or the closure of a mine. Soon, joblessness, violence, and the deterioration of housing conditions follow. The impact on individual health levels can be devastating as rates of mental illness and...

September 15, 2014

Consumer-Generated Data in a Big Data World: Report from the California HealthCare Foundation

The July 2014 issue of Health Affairs covers a broad range of opportunities for use of Big Data in health care that will benefit individuals, the public at-large, and health care enterprises. Big Data are getting bigger every day, as people create data while simply living their lives. They...

August 20, 2014