During this session, we framed the Symposium’s purpose and core themes through discussion of the new Kresge-enabled work on a National Interoperability Collaborative, as well as the Interoperability Guidance Document and Action Plan that SOC is preparing for/with HIMSS. The focus was on showing how the two initiatives intertwine – and on how to leverage existing and new tools/models to better address critical public health crises (e.g. opioids, water contamination, natural disasters, etc.). Our goal is to advance the way organizations and systems can improve early detection, prevention and early intervention to coordinate and respond to public health-related emergencies
This session provided an overview of the NJ Drug Monitoring Initiative, which takes a holistic approach against heroin and opioid use/abuse though better information sharing. Leveraging strategic partnerships, improved use of intelligence, policy development, investigative support, outreach and training, the state is impacting both the demand and supply side of the crisis. Discussions addressed the benefits of increased information sharing by public health and human services
Three California counties are working together to create a regional data trust to share information among multiple public agencies including Education, Public Health, Probation and Social Services. The current program silos, coupled with unresolved privacy issues, result in incomplete, fragmented and disjointed service delivery for children, especially those living in poverty. A well-managed data trust can provide a comprehensive understanding of factors contributing to student failure and success. SVRDT, which seeks to improve the effectiveness of services and academic outcomes, is a model for improved data sharing and interoperability at work.