Phase two of the Secondary Use Data Project focuses on increasing awareness of the important role that secondary use data plays in the health system. It seeks to fill three notable gaps in Alberta’s secondary data use capacity:
- Provide a single source of access to comprehensive and integrated health and social data using new process and governance mechanisms that will scale over time.
- Use big data technologies to integrate and link massive repositories of secondary use health and social data sourced from multiple organizations.
- Support a culture of data literacy and evidence-based decision-making inclusive of policy and research supports.
Phase two established demonstration projects to determine what tools and expertise would be required to fill these gaps.
What are the Demonstration Projects?
The Secondary Use Data Project includes five demonstration projects. These projects have been created to:
- Address a problem that Albertans feel is an important topic;
- Quickly demonstrate value within six months;
- Test our ability to integrate previously disparate data and liberate existing data sets, producing useful and relevant analyses;
- Facilitate privacy impact assessment activities required for solution start-up and operations;
- Further refine secondary use data governance roles and functions, and
- Leverage existing resources to quickly provide a return on investment.
See sidebar for a link to Demonstration Project One. More information about Demonstration Projects will be forthcoming.