Health Data Initiative Forum Discusses Innovation

The U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Institute of Medicine (IoM) co-hosted the Health and Data Initiative Forum on June 9 2011. The second annual event highlighted innovation applications and services that harness the power of open data from HHS and other sources to further improve health and health care.

The forum featured 45 new or reworked solutions to help serve the needs of consumers, health care providers, employers, public health leaders, and policy makers. Announcements of new initiatives scheduled for launched and panel presentations from leaders in Information Technology were also included in the Forum.

Todd Park, HHS chief technology officer, noted, “HHS is extremely excited about the progress that is being made by the many companies, entrepreneurs, and organizations that are here today contributing to the evolution of a vibrant health data ecosystem.”

The meeting concluded with the announcement of a new consortium to support the health data ecosystem announced by Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


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