Enroute to Health Datapalooza, Esri’s Davenhall Sees Opportunity in Apps

Bruce V. Bigelow | xconomy | June 5, 2012

The Health Datapalooza, which began in 2010 as the Community Health Data Initiative, convenes today and continues through tomorrow in Washington, DC. An estimated 1,200 people are expected to attend the conference, which opened this morning at the Washington Convention Center with a keynote address by Todd Park, the Athenahealth co-founder who three months ago succeeded Aneesh Chopra as U.S. Chief Technology Officer.

The conference has been gaining attention from companies focused on health IT, chiefly because of the massive amount of data being released through the health data initiative, according to Bill Davenhall, director of global healthcare solutions for Esri, the Redlands, CA, developer of geospatial software and services.