Data architecture articles

Giving data a soul: Using human-centered design to create powerful data visualizations

February 15, 2023

Data visualizations are a crucial tool to help us make sense of the massive amounts of data out there, but how many times have you seen a data visualization that you couldn’t understand?

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Teamwork makes the dream work: Managing effective product analytics projects

November 09, 2022

Whether you’re starting a new product analytics collaboration or trying to get a current one back on track, good partnerships require a well-structured, traceable process.

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How to build a data team when you’re not sure where to start

September 27, 2022

Using data to improve government digital services is crucial. But before you can build your data team, it’s important to understand the various data roles and data team structures that can help you maximize your impact.

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Gaining reliable insights with incorrigible data

July 12, 2022

Data engineers in the public sector often face the challenge of large amounts of uncontrolled data from multiple sources. In this blog post, we look at solutions that help ensure reliability when resources are limited.

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Creating a COVID-19 dashboard to help the VA prioritize their response

June 17, 2021

With support from Ad Hoc and our prime contractor Oddball, the VA quickly built a COVID-19 digital reponse dashboard to help measure the trajectory and success of their COVID-19 digital services.

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The Ad Hoc COVID Report prototype is now open source

March 24, 2021

Today, we’re happy to announce that we have open-sourced the code that powers the COVID Report prototype.

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Ad Hoc wins contract to support Head Start data platform

February 15, 2021

Ad Hoc is proud to have been awarded a contract from the Office of Head Start to help them build a modern data system that will allow the program to better serve more than a million children across the U.S every year.

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Supporting the busiest time of the year for Medicare beneficiaries

October 15, 2020

At Ad Hoc, it’s imperative that we think critically and iteratively about how we can make this stressful experience as simple and intuitive as possible.

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Ad Hoc, Fearless, and Ellumen win contract to continue support of Blue Button 2.0

June 09, 2020

The Blue Button 2.0 program is a pivotal part of the move towards a more interoperable healthcare system that will give people more control over their healthcare data.

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Three Ad Hoc-supported projects win FedHealthIT awards

June 11, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services won for their work on the Beneficiary Claims Data API and the Federally Facilitated Marketplace Cloud Migration, while the Department of Veterans Affairs won for Lighthouse, their API program.

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Qualitative and quantitative research

March 14, 2019

Most of our work is focused on qualitative studies, and we find that there is often a lack of clarity among our stakeholders on the benefits of qualitative versus quantitative data.

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Ad Hoc at 2018 Health Datapalooza

April 26, 2018

This morning marks the start of 2018 Health Datapalooza, “the gathering place for people and organizations creating knowledge from data and pioneering innovations that drive health policy and practice”.

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Trends at HIMSS 2018: Giving people control of their data

April 04, 2018

It’s clear that data, and making it available and usable, is an acute challenge facing the industry.

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Ad Hoc partners with Fearless on CMS Blue Button

February 12, 2018

Ad Hoc is supporting our partner, Fearless, to make Blue Button even more useful to more people. Blue Button is one of the earliest modern examples of creating government technology that empowers people to make decisions based on data.

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Getting help, fast

June 09, 2017 has a service called Find Local Help that allows people to search for one-on-one help. This vital search had problems sustaining more than a small set of searches at a time.

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Dan X O’Neil keynotes the White House Open Data Summit

September 26, 2016

What it all comes down to in the open data movement, like pretty much anything else in life, is love.

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