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National Conference on Health Statistics

The National Center for Health Statistics will hold its 2015 National Conference on Health S...

Virtual Data Summit: ICD-10 and Beyond ...

The Virtual Data Summit – ICD-10 and Beyond —put yourself in direct contact with heal...

Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers

Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers is the only event focused exclusively on the consumer...

Hackathon: JHU DaSH

This event will be an opportunity for data scientists and data scientists-in-training to get togethe...

Hackathon: HackDC 2015

Hacking Health: Create a mobile app for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Want to use tec...

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The Health Data Consortium Mission

The Health Data Consortium is a public-private partnership working to foster the availability and innovative use of health data to improve health and healthcare.
Our mission is to utilize health data to ignite innovation; promote collaboration among health data users and stakeholders; encourage responsible health data use; and hasten the movement through advocacy, education, and targeted "catalyst" programs.


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HDC Blog

  • Igniting Innovation with the Power of Health Data

    • Wednesday, July 29, 2015
    • Chris Boone

    "The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click add. That sucks." – Jeff Hammerbacher. Having gotten through my first Health Datapalooza as CEO of the Health Data Consortium, I just want to take a moment to step back and reflect on the immense progress of the health data movement in just the last six years.

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  • Big Data for a Big Problem: Putting Data To Work To Tackle Obesity

    • Wednesday, July 8, 2015
    • Edward Hunter

    In recent decades, three things have grown at an astonishing rate: The obesity rate in our population, Health care costs, and The availability of health-related public-use data sets. The first two have always been close associates. It’s time we find innovative ways to bring the third along. That’s why we, together with HHS and the Health Data Consortium, have developed the Obesity Data Challenge: a sustained effort to engage the analytical and technological expertise of those outside of public health and health care. If you are a data scientist, policy wonk, innovator, or hacker-at-large looking for a critical health problem to address, look no further. 

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  • Health Datapalooza 2015 Wrap-Up and Recap

    • Thursday, June 25, 2015
    • HDC Staff

    This year’s Health Datapalooza saw conversations and keynotes that inspired and challenged us. The work is far from done, and we have a lot to do in the year ahead to catapult this movement forward. Here’s a short recap of what happened, in case you missed any of it.

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Jun 3, 2015
CMS Chief Data Officer and Health Data Advocate Niall Brennan Receives Third Annual Health Data Liberators Award

Jun 1, 2015
de Beaumont Foundation and HDC collaborate in Obesity Data Challenge

May 20, 2015
HDC Releases Report on Health Data Accessibility Priorities for the U.S. Health Care System

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