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National Health IT Week

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4th Annual Consumer Health IT Summit

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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 and foster collaboration amongst health data users and stakeholders for the benefit of everyone.  We will promote responsible health data use and hasten the movement through advocacy, education, and targeted "catalyst" programs.


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HDC Blog

  • HDC Member Highlight: Wikilife

    • Monday, August 25, 2014
    • HDC Staff

    Last month the Wikilife Foundation joined Health Data Consortium as one of our newest members. The Wikilife Foundation’s one and single mission is to leverage crowdsourcing of health and lifestyle information for big data analysis and visualization towards improving global health.    To introduce Wikilife to our community, we asked Juan Gargiulo, CTO and Executive Director at Wiklife, a few questions about why they joined HDC and what initiatives they are currently working on to advance the health data movement:  

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  • HDC Response to Wyden-Grassley Request for Health Data Solutions

    • Wednesday, August 13, 2014
    • Dwayne Spradlin

    Recently, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) of the Senate Finance Committee asked stakeholders to submit their ideas on how Congress can help enhance the availability and utility of health care data while maintaining and protecting patient privacy. The Committee posed a number of questions to stakeholders including what data sources should be made more broadly available, in what format this data should be conveyed, what reforms are necessary to reduce the current fragmentation in health data and finally, what key barriers hinder the use of existing health data sources.

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  • Introducing our new Board of Directors

    • Monday, August 11, 2014
    • Dwayne Spradlin

    Dear Friends: It is my pleasure to introduce you all to Health Data Consortium new Board of Directors & Our new Directors include: Jonathan Blum, former Principal Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); James Bradley, chairman of the board of Wellpartner, who will serve as the chair of the HDC board of directors; Susan Dentzer, senior health policy adviser to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), who will serve as the chair of the policy committee; and Nirav R. Shah, M.D., MPH, senior vice president and chief operating officer for clinical operations at Kaiser Permanente. Each new board member will serve a three-year term beginning August 15. You can learn more about our new Directors in our press release here.

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Aug 11, 2014
Health Data Consortium Announces New Board Members
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Health Data Consortium Announces New Regional Affiliates
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