Why are open data standards and open platforms important?

With increasing adoption of open platforms sharing a standard format, we anticipate:

Decreased cost of data production (as data produced once can circulate through many systems)

Improved quality of data (as more use generates more user feedback)

Improved findability of data through web search and an ecosystem of tools and applications; Decreased cost and improved quality of new and redeployed tools (websites, applications, etc).

Improved quality of referral services (as patterns of resource allocation shift from maintaining data to delivering data)

Meaningful use of resource data for research purposes, such as community health assessment, and policy-making and resource allocation.

Healthier people and more resilient communities.

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