Massachusetts is aggregating the vast amount of data it holds to address the state's biggest challenges.
State governments have access to a wealth of data sets across a variety of program areas: revenue data, job data, health and human services data, just to name a few. And Massachusetts is looking to put that information to work.
According to Acting Commonwealth CIO Charlie Desourdy, who spoke with Government Technology at the 2015 Massachusetts Digital Government Summit in Boston, at the heart of most state decisions is the desire to use public resources in the most effective way possible. Here he details the state’s new emphasis on analytics and how it could help officials confront the state’s opioid crisis.