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Publication Year: 2011

This State Data Spotlight describes how the Office of Financial Management (OFM) in Washington State developed an estimation and projection model that can be used to predict county-level population estimates for 2010 through 2020.

Publication Year: 2011

In this brief, SHARE grantee Mike O'Grady (NORC, University of Chicago) details the process of linking data sets, gives an overview of data linkage projects that have been undertaken to date, and considers the sustainability of data linkage projects as well as coalitions of interest that can support linkage efforts.  Using information gathered from interviews with key stakeholders along with a review of relevant literature, Dr. O'Grady assesses the current status of data linkage efforts and discusses potential coalitions of interest inside and outside the federal government that can sustain data linkage projects over time by providing financial support as well as political and policy support.

Publication Year: 2011

In this brief, SHARE grantee Mike O'Grady (NORC, University of Chicago) details the process of linking data sets, gives an overview of data linkage projects that have been undertaken to date, and considers barriers and challenges to the creation of linked data sets going forward.  Based on information gathered from interviews with key stakeholders both inside and outside of government, Dr. O'Grady identifies several specific types of challenges with which data linkage efforts must contend: methodological issues, data privacy concerns, and barriers to data access.

Publication Year: 2011

In this brief, SHARE grantee Mike O'Grady (NORC, University of Chicago) details the process of linking data sets, gives an overview of data linkage projects that have been undertaken to date, and considers the potential linkages that would be both relevant and useful in a post-reform environment.  Dr. O'Grady points to several key areas where linked data sets could be beneficial going forward, including the design and implementation of the ACA's health benefit exchanges, comprehension of the complex intersection of Medicare and Medicaid, and reform of the Medicare payment system.