Count Down To Health Datapalooza IV

Staff Writer | HITECH Answers | May 30, 2013

The Liberation of Health Data and Health Datapalooza

The Health Data Initiative (HDI) was launched in 2010 by the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) which has now grown into the Health Data Consortium. The Consortium includes 17 organizations that encourage innovators to utilize health data to develop applications to raise awareness of health and health system performance and spark community action to improve health. Next week you will find the consortium sponsoring its fourth annual Health Datapalooza in Washington DC.

Chief Cheerleader in Residence, Todd Park has been touring the country since last year talking to anyone who will listen about the data available from HHS. Park came to HHS as their first Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and took on the cause. An entrepreneur himself he rounded up a room full of around 40 innovators to the first Datapalooza. To prove his efforts have been right on, their are more than 1500 entrepreneurs and innovators now involved in using the data to raise awareness and improve population health and healthcare delivery. [...]