Website Provides Clearinghouse for Health Care System Data

From 1996 to 2000, the National Association of Health Data Organizations, collaborating with the Center for Health Research and Communications, started a clearinghouse of information about health care systems, which is provided through its website. It also expanded the website and enhanced the products offered to users of the site.

Key Results

  • The website became operational and was tested in the summer of 1996, and by the end of the grant period offered services such as:

    • Health data project sites linking local, state, national and Internet resources.
    • Project abstracts, with access to health information projects, databases and resources.
    • Policy forums, with bulletin boards for discussion on health information policy issues.
    • On-line conferences, offering real-time conferences conducted by experts.
  • Project staff established a resource center Technical Advisory Panel, with experts representing legal, Internet, communications and health information interests.