HHS Opens More Data To Researchers And Developers

Bernie Monegain | Government Health IT | June 3, 2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Monday announced the release of new data and new opportunities for researchers and developers.

Sebelius made the announcement at the start of Health Datapalooza IV, the fourth annual national conference on health data transparency, which brings together government, nonprofit, and private sector organizations to look at the potential for open data from HHS and other sources to help improve health and healthcare.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released new data – including county-level data on Medicare spending and utilization for the first time, as well as selected data on hospital outpatient charges. Also, ONC released additional information on the adoption of specific electronic health record systems, as well as the winners of new opportunities for building innovative tools that build off health data.