State of Ohio partnership paves the way for unprecedented data access & collaboration
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Lt. Governor Jon Husted and InnovateOhio, in partnership with the Department of Administrative Services and the Office of Information Technology’s InnovateOhio Platform, today announced the launch of the DataOhio Portal, which offers a first-of-its kind service to Ohioans by delivering unprecedented access through an innovative, data-sharing platform.
The DataOhio Portal is a public-facing portal that provides more than 200 datasets and more than 100 interactive visualizations to inform data-driven decision making for state agencies and their partners. The DataOhio Portal is an innovative use of state technology, enabling data collaboration and sharing while also featuring enhanced security and privacy.
“We’ve all learned over the past year how critical data is to tackling our biggest challenges,” said Lt. Governor Jon Husted. “The IOP team has built a one-stop-shop for the state’s data, providing a secure approach to data access and displaying datasets that, in some cases, are available now for the first time. This collaboration will help Ohio make better public policy decisions so we can better serve the people of our state."
Over the past year, the InnovateOhio Platform team has worked with state agencies to onboard their data, paving the way for the initial onboarding of datasets from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), the Department of Rehabilitations and Corrections (DRC), the Department of Youth Services (DYS), and the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) – with more on the way in the near future.
“By working with our State agency partners, we’re able to deliver a powerful tool that provides unprecedented access to a wealth of data,” said Director of the Ohio Department of Administrative Services Matt Damschroder. “Good data can be used to make good decisions, and we look forward to seeing how this tool will help shape Ohio’s future.”
The DataOhio Portal illustrates the State of Ohio’s commitment to being more customer-centric and data-driven, ultimately allowing state agencies, programs and entities to better serve Ohioans.
The DataOhio Portal offers significant value drivers for Ohio:
- Increases transparency by significantly expanding access to key State of Ohio data
- Empowers the public by putting data into the hands of key partners, local governments, researchers, reporters, and citizens
- Informs policy and state programs to better serve Ohio communities
InnovateOhio and the InnovateOhio Platform will continue to expand the datasets and features available on the Portal in order to deliver on the vision of creating a central repository for all of Ohio’s data. The DataOhio Portal positions Ohio as a leader in providing innovative customer experiences and higher quality services – ultimately making Ohio a better place to live, work and do business.