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MPH provides analytics solutions tailored to address complex management and policy questions enabling improved outcomes for Hoosiers. We empower our partners to leverage data in innovative ways, facilitating data-driven decision making and data-informed policy making.

Opioid Epidemic

Problem: Because the drug landscape in Indiana changes so quickly, practitioners and policymakers must have access to real-time insight into this landscape to efficiently and effectively address addiction and the supply/demand of drugs.

Solution: To achieve this, MPH coordinated disparate data sources from several state agencies and Marion County to create a comprehensive analytical view statewide for use by the Indiana Commission to Combat Drug Abuse.

Impact: The state-wide visualization tool has been used to determine the location of new opioid treatment centers and to inform the disbursement of Naloxone (the opioid overdose reversal/blocking drug). By more effectively targeting communities with needed resources, Hoosier lives are being saved and addiction afflictions are being addressed.

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Education and Workforce Development

Problem: Indiana lacked the ability to answer key questions about the education to workforce pipeline.

Solution: The Education and Workforce Development (EWD) database is a large-scale data matching initiative within MPH. This longitudinal dataset joins valuable information from disparate sources to answer key questions about Indiana's education-to-workforce pipeline. It allows educators, employers, policymakers, researchers, students, community leaders, and members of the public to access and leverage data and information not previously available.

Impact: EWD will ultimately allow stakeholders to conduct analysis of effectiveness of programs and allocation of resources tied to long-term education and workforce pipeline outcomes.

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Medicaid Optimization

Problem: The Medicaid dataset is massive, complicated, and not easily accessible.

Solution: The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration's (FSSA) Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning maintains Indiana's Medicaid claims information. FSSA administers the Medicaid program, that in 2016, involved 1.4 million Medicaid members, 32,000 prescribing providers, and 47 million paid claims. Related data involves the member, provider, and claims. To support enhanced data-driven decisions in health care, FSSA and MPH have partnered to unlock this valuable Medicaid data. To protect the privacy and security of members, the data has been de-identified in accordance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

Impact: The MPH team has been contacting two groups of people, the end user of the data and organizations that have the capacity to leverage the data to drive improved health outcomes for Hoosiers.

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Indiana Transparency Portal

Problem: The Indiana Transparency Portal (ITP) was created in 2010 to bring better visibility, openness, and accountability to Indiana State Government. This website, while still achieving high scores for quality and transparency by government accountability groups each year, is almost ten years old and in need of updating.

Solution: The Indiana Auditor of State has collaborated with the Management Performance Hub and the Indiana Office of Technology (IOT) to leverage data analytics and visualization tools to improve the ITP and take Indiana's transparency efforts to the Next Level.

Impact: The improvements to the website deliver enhanced insight into the financial operations of the state for any taxpayer to access, including the ability to download detailed data on vendors, expenditures, revenues, and assets. The intent is to allow state agency personnel, members of state boards and commissions, state officials, media members, and government accountability groups access to information to help improve how the state utilizes taxpayer dollars.

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State Agency Performance

Problem: Key performance indicators, or KPIs, are established between the agency, the Office of the Governor and MPH. KPIs are developed around a particular agency's mission and vision, as well as how the key metrics tie into Governor Holcomb’s pillars.

Solution: MPH’s role is to bring data together, serve as a liaison and facilitator in the development of KPIs, partner with agencies, develop methods for data collection, and visualize data through dashboards.

Impact: KPIs showcase the Governor's fifth pillar, driving agencies to provide great government service at a great value to taxpayers. The purpose is to measure government's efforts and evaluate outcome-based performance, ensuring that Indiana State Government provides the level of service that Hoosiers expect and deserve.

State Agency Performance Project Overview PDF

Arrest Dashboard

Problem: Many have assumptions about crime and arrest rates within Indiana.

Solution: A data visualization to understand arrest rates by county and crime type.

Impact: Law enforcement and communities can evaluate their individual situations to appropriately allocate resources and support.

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Re-Arrest Dashboard

Problem: The current recidivism analysis is three years post-release. There is limited data to inform what is happening in the first year of release in regard to the justice system continuum (arrest, charging, conviction, sentence to DOC).

Solution: The re-arrest dashboard, a first of its kind analysis for Indiana, provides a one year post-release analysis on the charges of recently released individuals. This is especially important in identifying trends for individuals who become justice involved, but don’t return to a DOC facility.

Impact: By looking back at the first year, instead of waiting three years, programming within DOC facilities and support systems for the recently-released can be adapted to address the trends earlier, hopefully allowing for a higher rate of successful reintegration.

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INSPECT Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Problem: There is a lack of consistent, timely data regarding how prescribing patterns impact various points within the addiction/treatment/recovery cycle and the opioid epidemic overall.

Solution: Providing near-real time data helps Indiana better understand and improve prescribing and patient behaviors that contribute to the epidemic.

Impact: This helps to add another layer of understanding to inform effective treatments and epidemic responses.

View the Indiana PDMP Dashboard

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Browse and download the State of Indiana’s publicly-available datasets to gain insight into current data trends around the state.

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