About the Office of Data Strategy and Interoperability
The Office of Data Strategy and Interoperability operates within the Business Innovation and Support Division of the Health Operations Bureau. The office addresses a need to have a more coordinated approach to data governance, interoperability, and data infrastructure with the goal to improve public health and equity through standardized secure electronic data exchange and maximizing MDH’s rich data environment to improve population health analysis.
Two units operate within the office - the Data Technical Assistance Unit and the Interoperability and Data Infrastructure Unit. Both units work together to support the MDH mission.
The Data Technical Assistance (DTA) Unit assists local and tribal public health departments and internal MDH program staff with their data needs. The services include gathering, synthesizing, and applying data, as well as providing training resources to improve data capacity and literacy, as well as working towards standardizing and aligning the data work being done around MDH, and eventually, all of Minnesota.
The Interoperability and Data Infrastructure (IDI) Unit collects information and provides access to internal and external partners who advance health equity and support health and well-being of individuals and communities. The work includes interoperability, data lakes, data exchange, and business intelligence.