Integrating public data to solve public problems
Camden ARISE (Administrative Records Integration for Service Excellence) analyzes information from various public data systems to create a multi-dimensional picture of citywide challenges. By linking information from multiple data systems, including criminal justice, healthcare, and housing, Camden ARISE can help drive better decisions about allocation of resources and address the root causes of recurring public problems.
One phase of the project integrated data from the Camden County Police Department with information from regional hospitals to shed light on overlapping issues in healthcare and public safety. Analysis of the combined data indicated strategic points of intervention that may reduce hospital readmission, arrests, recidivism, and more.
Camden RESET (Reentering Society with Effective Tools) was a pilot program that aimed to discover individual and systemic barriers faced by patients who frequently experience both frequent hospitalizations and jail arrests, built upon insights from Camden ARISE.
In the news:
Philadelphia Inquirer: UPenn’s Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy (from Philadelphia Inquirer)
Non-Profit Quarterly: Public-Private Data Partnership in Camden Locates Health Hotspots in Neighborhoods
Government Technology: Camden, NJ Police to to Share Data with Hospitals for Insight into Better Health, Safety