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On October 24, 2014, Posted by , In Blog, By ,, , With No Comments

There are two sides to the coin. Anytime you point out something, it could go either way. If you tell the Department of Health that there’s something wrong with the rating system, they could either say, “Wow, let’s look into that” or they could play defensive. Generally, agencies are defensive, but there’s also not a good mechanism for them to take in information like this. They get caught off guard. I hope in the coming years they build in ways to reach out like this. If there were a liaison I could reach out to, maybe I would go that route. But right now, the only way to get attention is through the media. Unfortunately, that can create an adversarial relationship, which I think is the wrong way to look at open data. I really believe that if you empower people, you’ll get much more out than you’ll get criticism.

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