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InnovateOhio, Ohio Department of Health, and other state agencies launch DataOhio Portal
InnovateOhio, Ohio Department of Health, and other state agencies launch DataOhio Portal

InnovateOhio, Ohio Department of Health, and other state agencies launch DataOhio Portal

Statewide partnership launches Ohio’s first online data catalog

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — On Dec. 7, 2020, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), in partnership with InnovateOhio and the Department of Administrative Service’s Office of Information Technology InnovateOhio Platform, announced the initial launch of the DataOhio Portal.

The DataOhio Portal is a public-facing portal that features more than 200 datasets and more than 60 visualizations to inform data-driven decision making for state agencies and their partners. The DataOhio Portal is a first-of-its-kind state technology, enabling data collaboration and sharing while also featuring enhanced security and privacy.

Over the past year, the InnovateOhio Platform team has worked to compile data from four state agencies, including ODH, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitations and Correction, the Ohio Department of Youth Services, and the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

In addition to the datasets, the DataOhio Portal includes 62 interactive visualizations for select datasets, more than 25 “Made With Ohio Data” success stories highlighting the state’s data-centric approach to help Ohioans, and an intuitive data catalog to index the 200 datasets and allow users to easily search and consume data.

The DataOhio Portal offers significant value for key partners and residents across the state by:

  • Increasing transparency through significant expansion of access to key state of Ohio data, such as cancer diagnosis data, birth rates, harmful algal bloom data, and more.  
  • Empowering the public by putting data into the hands key ODH partners, including local health departments, hospitals, researchers, news reporters, health associations, and residents, to improve health outcomes.
  • Informing policy and state programs to better serve Ohio communities.

InnovateOhio and the InnovateOhio Platform, in addition to ODH and other state agencies, will continue to expand the datasets and features available on the DataOhio Portal in order to deliver on the vision of creating a single, one-stop-shop for all of Ohio’s data.

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About InnovateOhio/InnovateOhio Platform

The InnovateOhio Platform (IOP) provides integrated and scalable capabilities that enable state agencies to become more customer-centric and data-driven, delivering on InnovateOhio's vision to better serve Ohioans. Through collaboration and innovation, the InnovateOhio Platform creates an integrated customer experience that brings higher-quality services to the public – ultimately making Ohio a better place to live, work, and do business.

About the Ohio Department of Health

The Ohio Department of Health’s mission is advancing the health and well-being of all Ohioans by transforming the state’s public health system through unique partnerships and funding streams; addressing the community conditions and inequities that lead to disparities in health outcomes; and implementing data-driven, evidence-based solutions.