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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 open health data to improve health and healthcare.
Our mission is to liberate 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.
The Nuances of Language, Data, and Innovation: An Interview with HealthLoop's Jordan Shlain (Part 2)
Dr. Jordan Shlain is founder of HealthLoop and a nationally recognized physician for his innovative approach to the delivery of health care. We are pleased to share the second part of our recent interview with Dr. Shlain. In this part, Dr. Shlain discusses the nuances of data, how we should think about it, and how much and what type is needed to most effectively improve patients' health care experiences. You can read part 1 of the interview here.
Dr. Jordan Shlain is a nationally recognized physician for his innovative approach to the delivery of health care. In addition to being a full time doctor and founder of HealthLoop, he has been appointed commissioner by the Mayor to the SF Health Service Systems Board and sits on the board of the bi-partisan Washington, DC policy think tank, Hope Street Group. He has been named one of the top 100 health care innovators by HealthSpot. Dr. Shlain is also no stranger to HDC and the Health Datapalooza. You may remember him from the now infamous Health Datapalooza 2013 Family Feud segment! We are pleased to share this recent interview with Dr. Shlain. In this first part, Dr. Shlain discusses the nuances of language and how they shape the way we think about health care.
Almost every year in Washington, D.C., after people have filled out their NCAA tournament brackets and before the cherry blossoms begin to bloom, Members of Congress, Hill staffers and policymakers alike look at each other and say, “Yep, it’s that time of year again.” Well, it is that time of year again—a time when Congress begins its annual march towards developing a budget for the next fiscal year. However, while many may be following the budget process, HDC has been actively engaged in pushing its own policy objectives through Congress.
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