NCVHS Working Group on Data Access and Use


National Center for Health Statistics
3311 Toledo Road
Hyattsville, Maryland. 20782


February 25, 2015

Meeting Minutes



1:00 p.m. Welcome and Introductions Vickie Mays, Ph.D.
Chair, Working Group
  Part One Discussion on Guiding Principles  
1:00 p.m. Introduction/Overview –

  • Open Data as a Process – presentation/discussion of challenges; discussion of solution
Dr. Mays

Kenyon Crowley, M.B.A. dial in

1:30 p.m. Data Communities and Best Practices Mr. Crowley dial in
Josh Rosenthal, Ph.D.
Bruce Cohen, Ph.D.
2:00 p.m. Bottom Up Strategies and Starting with Problems

  • How to learn what the problems are
  • Translation of these issues into queries
    • Suggested datasets/sources
Paul Tang, M.D. dial in
Dr. Cohen
Dr. Mays
2:45 p.m. Break  
3:00 p.m. Update from HHS Idea Lab Damon Davis
3:20 p.m. Introduction of David Portnoy Damon Davis
  Part Two Discussion on Guiding Principles  
3:50 p.m. Operational Issues

  • Examination of WG strategic plan and any suggested changes in the timeline of products
  • Realistic expectations for data providers
    • Query systems, FAQs, consulting, tracking
  • Data analytics, enriched datasets (linkages with social media, local data)
  • HHS Data sources that move beyond big surveys to address consumer need for information (infographics, Twitter, blogs.)
Working Group
4:15 p.m. Identification of stewardship issues for further examination Linda Kloss, M.A.

Leslie Francis, Ph.D.

4:50 p.m. Next Steps Dr. Mays
 5:00 p.m.  Adjourn