Health Data Initiative

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2012 Health Datapalooza: Open health data is no longer a government initiative, it's an American initiative

Dylan Scott | Governing Newsletter | June 6, 2012

One hundred applications and websites, all powered by open data, took center stage at the [Health Datapalooza]. In their honor, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park announced a revamped during his opening keynote address Tuesday. “More and more innovation is happening with more and more data being made available,” Park said. “Health data is no longer a government initiative. It is an American initiative.”

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Datapalooza Spotlights Public, Private Hunger for Health Innovation

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | June 5, 2012

Innovators are using federal health and population data to jumpstart online and mobile applications to make information more usable and relevant to clinicians and consumers. The Health Data Initiative Forum is featuring the work of 100 companies or applications solutions culled from 245 that applied to demo at the show.

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Harnessing the Power of Data: Todd Park's Vision for Rebooting U.S. Healthcare

Brian Klein | medGadget | September 26, 2011

The first example Park cited was the Health Data Initiative. “Basically it’s an initiative to turn HHS into what we are calling the NOAA [pronounces "Noah"] of health data. “NOAA actually, pretty famously, not just collects tons and tons of weather data, but publishes it online in machine-readable format, downloadable by anybody for free without intellectual property constraint,” Park says. Read More »

Health Datapalooza 2012: Throw Your Hat Into the Ring!

Todd Park | The Health Care Blog | March 12, 2012

It’s a phenomenal time to be an innovator at the intersection of data and health care improvement...And coming soon is the latest opportunity to showcase and learn about many of those innovations: the 2012 Health Data Initiative Forum– aka the Health Datapalooza — being held in DC at the Washington Convention Center on June 5-6, 2012. Read More »

Health Datapalooza Would Benefit From Real Innovation Investment

Brand Niemann | AOL Government | March 23, 2012

One of the many things newly-appointed Federal Chief Technology Officer Todd Park is credited with while serving in that role at the Department of Health and Human Services is the Health Data Initiative (HDI) and the webs site. Read More »

HHS on EMR Adoption and Paying to Keep People Healthy

Brian Klein | medGadget | October 3, 2011

Over 80,000 providers, as of July 31 of this year, had registered to participate in the meaningful use program, which is a great start. Read More »

HIMSS12: Officials Stump for Open Data, Consumer Health Tools

Kate Ackerman | iHealthBeat | February 24, 2012

Park discussed how open data can help spur innovation to improve health and health care, while Benjamin talked about how technology can "bring health to where people are." Park said the federal government's Health Data Initiative is "an effort to turn HHS and sister agencies into the NOAA of health data."

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mHealth Apps are Just the Beginning of the Disruption in Healthcare from Open Health Data

Alex Howard | O'Reilly Radar | June 8, 2012

Two years ago, the potential of government making health information as useful as weather data felt like an abstraction. Healthcare data could give citizens the same "blue dot" for navigating health and illness akin to the one GPS data fuels on the glowing map of geolocated mobile devices that are in more and more hands...

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ONC Announces the Winner of the Discharge Follow-up Appointment Challenge

Press Release | ONC, Health 2.0, Investing in Innovation (i2) Initiative | June 5, 2012

At the Health Data Initiative (HDI) Forum III on Tuesday, Dr. Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, announced the winners of the Investing in Innovation initiative's (i2) Discharge Follow-Up Appointment Challenge. Read More »

Q&A: Mostashari on the Innovations Electronic Data Will Spark

Mary Mosquera and Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | June 17, 2011

Electronic health records are only a beginning of sorts. Although a top priority for providers, the meaningful use of EHRs is not the end goal – rather, the health data that EHRs make more accessible stands to unleash a wave of applications, products and services that ultimately catalyze improvements in health care, delivery and outcomes for both individual and population health. Read More »

Sec. Kathleen Sebelius Speaks Out on Health Innovations

Sec. Kathleen Sebelius | Huffington Post | June 3, 2013

This week marks the fourth annual edition of what has come to be known as 'Datapalooza,' and the results have exceeded our wildest expectations. Read More »

U.S. CTO Todd Park Out To Spur Entrepreneurship With Data “Jujitsu”

Robert Buderi | Xconomy | September 10, 2012

The chief technology officer of a company can have a wide range of responsibilities—from overseeing development of innovative new products to making sure servers stay up. But what about the chief technology officer of the United States of America? Read More »

Unleashing the Power of Data and Innovation to Improve Health

Todd Park | iHealth Beat | September 14, 2011

...HHS has begun "liberating" health data through the Health Data Initiative -- making more and more data from HHS' vaults (from CMS, CDC, FDA and NIH, to name a few sources) easily available and accessible to the public and to innovators across the country.

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Upcoming Digital Health Opportunities: Codeathons And The SXSW Accelerator

Steven Randazzo | | October 1, 2012

For the past three years, through the Health Data Initiative, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has focused on the liberation of health data... Read More »