Aug 5, 2014
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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.
ClearHealthCosts.com: Bringing Transparency to the Health Care Marketplace By Telling People What Stuff Costs
Open health data has great potential to disrupt the way healthcare services are both acquired and provided, giving consumers access to information about quality as well as price. Previously, healthcare costs for routine services were shrouded in mystery, with consumers only finding out the price of procedures when they received their bill. In this blog post, HDC spoke to Jeanne Pinder, founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts.com, about how her organization is leveraging the power of open health data to disrupt the opaqueness in medical costs by giving consumers the ability to directly compare what providers charge.
At this year’s Health Datapalooza, the Health Data Consortium introduced a post-graduate fellowship in health data science and engineering to honor the life and legacy of George Thomas, a pioneer. This week, we announced the inaugural recipient of the George Thomas Post-Graduate Fellowship: Kevin Emmett, a doctoral student in the Department of Physics at Columbia University. In this open letter below, George’s wife, Suzanne Thomas, congratulates Kevin and reflects on influence of George’s work on the next generation of data scientists and engineers.
National Health IT Week kicked off yesterday in Washington, D.C. with the 4th Annual Consumer Health IT Summit hosted by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). While the event was encouraging, HDC continues to look for more opportunities that empower patients to not only engage with own health data, but also be an active participant in the managing of their own care. Four key takeaways from the summit—
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