The open source platform contains the latest data on today's most pressing health issues

The Medical Industry Leadership Institute (MILI) has launched a free, web-based resource for educators, policymakers, students, and professionals to gain a better understanding of the most pressing health care issues in the United States today. The Medical Industry Leadership Institute Open Education Hub offers primers, presentations, and raw data describing the core forces and trends in the current economy.

"Introducing this platform provides a critical component for health care leaders to study best practices," says MILI Director Stephen Parente. "At a time of dynamic change in the health economy, the demand for access to expert analysis and industry data has never been greater."

The platform also allows users to collaborate on creating and sharing content, then publish materials that users can later access. The Hub aims to generate and share knowledge around health care issues ranging from the government's role in health care to health and poverty. Anyone can create an account on the site.

The resource was developed by Dr. Christopher Conover of Duke University and the American Enterprise Institute in cooperation with the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Duke University, and the Carlson School.