Park: Health Data ‘Out of Control’

David Stegon | FedScoop | June 5, 2012

Health data is starting to get out of control. Fortunately, says Federal Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, that’s a good thing, especially with the number of new companies taking to the data and entering government challenges. “What’s interesting about this group of companies that applied is that they were founded just in 2011 and 2012. This is the latest proof that this ecosystem of applications based on health data is out of control,” Park said.

Park kicked off the 3rd Annual Health Datapalooza on Tuesday morning at the Washington Convention Center with a 20-minute keynote outlining the path of big data in government – going back to the 1990s and the release of weather information – to where the movement stands today. The event featured more than 1,200 attendees, and The Health Data Initiative Forum III is showcasing more than 100 new or updated solutions, up from 45 last year, that help serve the needs of consumers, health care providers, employers, public health leaders and policy makers...