Health Datapalooza is more than a conference, it's a homecoming of sorts for the people and organizations who led the charge to open up health data for innovation in the open market and public good; almost immediately it became a must-attend learning event and networking opportunity for those navigating the real world implications of using data to improve health and health care.
Health Datapalooza is pleased to announce and host a code-a-thon using non-governmental de-identified administrative claims data and electronic record clinical data with the goal of establishing algorithms to predict clinical response to rheumatoid arthritis management.
In the Datalab session, we highlight the open data that HHS makes available from our health and social services programs, a wide array of surveys, and an expansive set of research endeavors and dive into the reasons the data are collected and the methods for the data's management and release.
Health Datapalooza 2015 will draw academics, government officials and entrepreneurs from seven countries: Canada, China, France, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom (as you may have read about in an earlier post) and the United States.
In 2014, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS) embarked on a unique, cooperative approach to health data and Information Technology (IT) tools to improve the quality and efficiency of the delivery of care in both countries.