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Nebraska healthcare Collaborative

Bridging the gap between data and healthcare

Cultivating collaborative, informed, and innovative solutions to transform healthcare.

Nebraska Healthcare Collaborative

Our Healthcare Collaborative bridges the gap between data science and healthcare to improve the health of all patients. We are committed to building a health data competent workforce and advancing research projects that can better inform population health decisions.

Collaboration and Diversity are Fundamental

Addressing complex problems and societal issues requires collaboration across sectors and industries. We value diverse expertise, and strive to engage our collaborators to tackle challenges and develop solutions related to population health.
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Building the health data competent workforce

The current and future workforce needs assistance managing the multiple complexities of health data to improve the cost, quality, and experience of patients and providers. We support collaborations that promote learning and teaching across sectors. Students do a variety of activities such as capstones and clinical experiences as well as research, quality improvement, and other related projects.

The Collaborative offers many opportunities including:

  • Continuing education
  • Student experiences and internships
  • User groups
  • Webinars
  • Live events

If you have any questions about these programs, please contact us at

Facilitating projects

Data exists in many forms and from many sources in today’s healthcare landscape. Addressing current challenges requires turning disparate data into actionable information. We design and implement projects using data from comprehensive and reliable data sources and facilitate cross-sector collaborations to study and propose solutions to improve population health.

Projects fall into three categories: research, quality improvement, and program evaluation. De-identified and limited data can be requested from our three data utilities, which are the health information exchange, prescription drug monitoring plan, and the social determinants of health platform. There is data from a range of participating organizations, including:

County Health
e-Health Exchange

Medicaid & medicare
Commercial payers

Social care
Food bank
Foster care
Community health
Community care
Public health department

Acute care hospitals
Critical access hospitals
Academic medical centers
Community hospitals
Surgical & specialty hospitals

Primary care clinics
Specialty care clinics
Urgent care

Imaging centers
Laboratory hub
Physical therapy
Behavioral health

Engaging the community

Building a health data competent workforce also requires spreading the word to the healthcare community about the many opportunities that exist to work with our Healthcare Collaborative. We meet with students and present at events around the country. You can submit a request to our speaker’s bureau here.

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Submit a project

Download this manual and watch the video to get guidance for submitting a project proposal to our Healthcare Collaborative.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact us at

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