The text included in this article is a transcript from our recent webcast interview with Rich McCoy of Vermont Department of Health and Julian Tyndale Biscoe of InstantAtlas. You can also hear this interview by selecting the sound cloud box option below.
Hello, my name is Julian Tyndale-Biscoe and I’d like to welcome you to the third in our US public health webinar series. Today we are joined by Rich McCoy, Director, Center for Health Statistics at Vermont Department of Health. He is going to tell us about the project he has been working on. We wondered first off Rich if you could tell us why you think it is important to bring data into one place so it can be used as a central resource?
So until very recently our approach, our organizational model, was to leave it up to the staff to maintain their data sets individually and choose which tools they would use, which software packages they would use, for both the analysis and the reporting of these data…