Interested in learning more about 'open data' healthcare resources around the globe? Check out the World Health Organization's (WHO) Global Health Observatory. This WHO information portal provides access to 'open' data, statistical analyses, and reports for monitoring the global health situation
The World Health Organization's (WHO) Global Health Observatory (GHO) 'open' data repository provides access to over 50 datasets on priority health topics including mortality and burden of diseases, the Millennium Development Goals (child nutrition, child health, maternal and reproductive health, immunization, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, neglected diseases, water and sanitation), non-communicable diseases and risk factors, epidemic-prone diseases, health systems, environmental health, violence and injuries, equity among others. In addition, the GHO provides on-line access to WHO's annual summary of health-related data for its 194 member states, i.e. World Health Statistics 2012.
But the GHO 'open data' portal is just one of many high quality resource now on the web that are worth further investigation. You might also want to check out some of these other selected 'open data' resources on population health and healthcare:
U.S. 'Open Data' Resources
- AHCA Long Term Care Data & Statistics
- CDC Data & Statistics
- Chronic Conditions Data Warehouse
- HCUP Databases
- Health Care Cost Institute
- National Women's Health Indicator's Database
- NIH Health Services Research & Public Health Databases
Other Global 'Open Data' Resources
- Global Health Data Exchange
- Google Public Data Explorer
- Kaiser Foundation 'Global Health Facts'
- Knoema & Health Industry Facts
- World Bank Health Data
To also learn more about free and open source software, open data hubs, tool kits, organizations, videos, etc. you might want to also visit the COSI 'Open' Health web site.
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