By: Jennifer Chubinski
Readers interested in health should check out the Health Policy Institute of Ohio’s health value dashboard available here.
The institute has gone to great lengths to create a dashboard of health value. This well-conceived and well-researched set of metrics helps provide a North Star to everyone working to improve the health of Ohioans. A great number of diverse and engaged stakeholders from across the state came together to design this dashboard. We could argue over the metrics. Are they the right ones? Do they capture what we want to improve in health value? As someone who wakes up every morning thinking about health data, I can state confidently that they are a strong collection of health measurements that meet the guidelines the advisory group established (see page 17 of the dashboard), most notably that the data are of high quality, consistently available and easy for the general public to understand.