Todd Park on The Awesome Potential of Hidden Medical Data

Gene Ostrovsky | Medgadget | August 1, 2012

Todd Park, the Chief Technology Officer of the United States, spoke at the last TEDMED about vast amounts of data trapped within government agencies that needs to be “liberated” so that private players can create “awesomeness” out of it. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in particular has gigabytes of all kinds of medical information on millions of people that should be mined for useful findings, but that first needs to be made easily accessible.

[See video here.]