Health Data and IT

A collection of programs, perspectives, and research on how to collect, share, and learn from health data and use it to improve personal and population health.

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About This Collection

Across a variety of health roles, many people are embracing the belief that individuals and the communities we live in will be better off—regarding health outcomes, health care cost, health disparities, corporate productivity, and individual quality of life—if health care providers, the public health system, and social services are better connected to each other and to the communities in which patients live.

RWJF encourages people working in different sectors to break down silos, to reach out to unconventional partners to exchange data and build information systems across sectors. This collection contains examples of how various people, organizations, and communities are working with each other to understand and use data to improve individual and community health.

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Journalists Reflect on Health Care in American Communities

July 28, 2016 | Story

This series includes insightful profiles written by prominent health policy journalists on how Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Aligning Forces for Quality initiative has improved health care in local communities.

Reform by the Numbers

July 19, 2016

Reform by the Numbers is a source for timely and unique data about the impact of health reform.

HIX Compare

July 11, 2016

Raw data and overviews on the design, affordability, and cost-sharing features of plans offered in health insurance marketplaces across all 50 states.