Open Data Solutions

Is your Agency struggling with open data standards?

Then look no further than open data solutions from WebFirst!

The President’s Executive Order and accompanying Open Data Policy – Managing Information as an Asset, issued on May 9, 2013, expand on the principles of Open Government to make the Federal government more open, transparent and collaborative with its citizens, stakeholders and the public. When put to work to meet recent open data standards, these tools make program funding and performance data visible and easy to use.

WebFirst open data solutions are designed to help government agencies meet these standards, leading to:

  • Better Decision Making – Opening up data allows agencies to make better spending and logistical decisions. Agencies can do more with smaller budgets
  • Increased Data Discoverability – We leverage the open data metadata format to tag datasets making them machine readable. This reduces data silos and deployment costs and enabling more efficient work processes.
  • Increased Public Trust - Exposing data in a standard and open format increases the public trust.
  • Automated work processes - Avoiding manual work reduces labor and operations costs and cuts the effort of planning projects and analyzing information.

What’s under the hood of WebFirst software? The most effective, up-to-date software and tools available.

WebFirst Solutions, Your Open Door to Open Data

We build customized, on-premises solutions with the best IT assets and resources.

  • Deep Data Act Expertise - We understand the open data format by closely following the GSA 18F group's progress in providing data verification and transformation tools such as the Data Act pilot broker.
  • Our APIs enable you to share, integrate and analyze structured and unstructured data easily and efficiently —without time-consuming configuration and preparation tasks.
  • Advanced tools such as dashboards and specialized analytics software help you get a clear, complete and up-to-the-minute understanding of your data.
  • Experienced data scientists and software engineers - We utilize our technical know-how to create customized applications.
  • Open source with Open Data – We combine the best of both worlds: innovation and lower cost of open source technologies with the power and standardization of open data

Have we put what we know into practice? You bet!

Maximum Social Value with Minimum Resources

WebFirst open data software helps you find, use, share and distribute information with minimal time, effort and specialized experience. Here are just a few examples of our open data solutions.

  • USAID: The Dollars to Results system maps USAID program funding to outcomes. Our solution used a Drupal CMS approach and open data methods – utilizing the latest metadata formats for tagging datasets. U.S. citizens, legislators and foreign aid stakeholders quickly find and review agency budget, fiscal and program information.
  • AHRQ: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey website. The customized website we built for AHRQ exposes spending data in standard, open formats, allowing health quality researchers efficient access to the data. Advanced Query tools allow for increased insights and decision making ability into spending decisions.
  • NIH / National Institutes of Neurological Disease and Stroke: WebFirst is developing a website where Neuroscientists can search on research specific to Epilepsy and related conditions. By providing open grant funding information, policymakers can make better investment decisions by identifying areas of over-investment and gaps.

Make the Power of Open Data Work for You

Find out how our open data software can help you communicate your mission, effectiveness and compliance. Contact us today at info@webfirst.com or 301-670-1690x1.

Examples of our work in Open Data Solutions

ICARE
WebFirst created the NIH National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s (NINDS) ICARE website. Working with ICARE, WebFirst created a searchable data repository containing research and grant information relating to epilepsy studies.
See how the the WebFirst team is updating the overall “look and feel” of the MEPS website to better align it with current AHRQ branding and style guidelines. Usability improvements are also being made to key functional areas such as data queries.
Using a Drupal CMS approach to this view, WebFirst developed the Dollars to Results web application - linking dollars to outcome data for greater accountability and transparency for USAID’s budgetary, fiscal and programmatic data.
Learn more about the various data collection system developed for the CMS - including Medication Therapy Management (MTM) and Outbound Enrollment and Verification (OEV) programs.

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