If Open Data Is The New Oil Are Primary Healthcare Organisations The Oil Pumps Of Our Townships?

Mark Herringer | Konekta | March 18, 2013

We are living in a new world. This world is driven by connection to one another and data that we generate. As a result we have opportunities to collaborate and find innovative solutions to long standing challenges. A key ingredient to this collaboration is open data. Understanding where we are now and what we have done to date it crucial in understanding what to do next. This empirical open collaborative process is the opportunity open data presents. It is the reason why Barack Obama issued an Executive Order — Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information.

Accurate well maintained open data shows us where we are now and invites collaboration and participation in getting to where we want to be.

What is open data?

“Open data is data that can be freely used, reused and redistributed by anyone – subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and sharealike.” OpenDefinition.org