Data is one of the most important tools in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Citizens need accurate data to understand the virus and access vaccinations while public health officials need up-to-date information to track COVID-19 and evaluate immunization effectiveness. MeriTalk spoke with Jim Daniel, who leads state and local public health for Amazon Web Services (AWS), to learn how access to public health data has improved and how it may change in the future.
The State of Kansas is working to meet residents where they are by delivering services through a single mobile app. Leveraging the power of the cloud, they are able to provide services from multiple departments and enhance the citizen experience.