Health Data Summit at the White House

Brian Ahier | Government Health IT | June 7, 2012

I was honored to participate in the Patient Access to Health Data Summit at White House on June 4, 2012 as a kick off event to  the the Health Data Initiative Forum. The meeting was a moderated discussion among an invited group of participants including developers, health plans, providers, EHR vendors, VCs, government representatives, patients and other experts. This expert roundtable was held with hopes to propel patient access to health data forward by identifying and prioritizing areas where technical standards and best practices are needed. The meeting attempted to reach the following stated outcomes:
  • Identify priority use cases and best practices that will advance consumer access to health data
  • Establish a process for addressing necessary standards activities
  • Galvanize participants to carry this work forward

We began with an inspiring talk from Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology; followed by remarks from Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer of the United States;  Peter Levin, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; and Leon Rodriguez, Director, Office for Civil Rights...