This report by Data Across Sectors for Health provides guidance for those in non-health care sectors (e.g. housing, social services, community-based organizations) on effectively engaging and advancing conversations with health care stakeholders about sharing data.
Integrating health care data with data from other sectors helps address the holistic needs of individual patients while informing the development of population-level programs and policies that can improve outcomes, both in health care and other sectors.
The report focuses on the specific stakeholder of hospitals/health systems and addresses the following components: general background on hospitals/health systems; important drivers and concerns of hospitals/health systems (e.g. financing, incentives, accountability); and the value for hospitals/health systems of exchanging data with other sectors.