Case Studies

Arkansas Health Data Initiative – Act 1035 of 2003

October 7, 2014


Joseph W. Thompson, MD, MPH
President & CEO


With Act 1035 of 2003, ACHI established an analytic data warehouse, the Health Data Initiative (HDI).

Act 1035:

  • Gives authority to ACHI to access personally identifiable information collected by state agencies with state agency permission.
  • Enabled the development and maintenance of a robust, scalable analytic data warehouse for health policy research.