Camden Health Explorer

Using data to visualize the state of health care

The Camden Health Explorer is a data-driven tool that creates a near real-time, visual snapshot of the state of health care in Camden, NJ. Visualizations of aggregated, anonymous health data collected across the city allow the public, policymakers, researchers, and providers to spot trends, track activity across demographic segments, and identify barriers to good care.

The Camden Health Explorer is divided into key topic areas, such as insurance status and care coordination, and offers meaningful metrics and visualizations that tell a story. As a population health “weather map” of the city of Camden, the Camden Health Explorer can help create new data-driven measurements of wellbeing that will drive informed decision-making about use of resources throughout the community.

Developed in collaboration with the analytics and technology company BlueLabs, the Camden Health Explorer was a winner of the Knight News Challenge: Health, which accelerates innovation by funding breakthrough ideas in news and information.

Camden Health Explorer is funded by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

In the news:

Fast Company: 7 Brilliant Ideas for Making Health Data More Useful

Wall Street Journal: Obama Data Analysts Study Health Care Habits

Directions Magazine: BlueLabs Partnering with Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers to Develop Groundbreaking New Healthcare Dashboard