Carol Burroughs, chief data officer, North Carolina

Carol Burroughs

“The N.C. Department of Information Technology data team’s greatest accomplishment was leveraging the Government Data Analytics Center’s technical infrastructure and the critical personnel in place to integrate data in response to COVID-19 demands. Cross-agency data sharing and partnerships using GDAC’s scalable architecture and data governance platform put the state’s data assets to work to inform strategies related to the virus’ impacts on citizen and businesses. For example, the N.C. Health Information Exchange, within NCDIT, developed a near real-time dashboard integrating various COIVD-19 data sources on testing, diagnoses and symptoms. The dashboard shares indicators and mapping of disease progression to both the N.C. Division of Health Benefits and N.C. Division of Public Health.”

Colin Wood

Written by Colin Wood

Colin Wood is the editor in chief of StateScoop and EdScoop. He's reported on government information technology policy for more than a decade, on topics including cybersecurity, IT governance and public safety.

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