DMHC Publishes Information to California Open Data Portal
On Tuesday, officials announced that the California Department of Managed Health Care has published its first datasets to the state's Open Data Portal, Techwire reports (Techwire, 5/27).
Details of Open Data Portal
The Web portal, launched by the California Health and Human Services agency, aims to improve public health through data-based research or innovations.
The California Department of Public Health first made the data portal public in August 2014. The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, which has a long history of releasing datasets, later joined the portal (Gorn, California Healthline, 11/4/14).
The first datasets made available on the portal included, among other things, information on:
- Birth profiles;
- Poverty rates; and
- West Nile virus surveillance data.
DMHC's first datasets on the portal include information about:
- DMHC enforcement actions;
- Independent Medical Review decisions; and
- Premium rate filings (Techwire, 5/27).