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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.
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.
If you could get health data to do anything you wanted, what kind of world would it create, and what would it take to make that vision a reality? That's the stuff that's real to science fiction writers and dreamers, among whose ranks we count today's healthcare innovators and patient power advocates, creating the future with initiatives as fueled by imagination and action as they are informed by experience. In this blog post, we speak to Travis L. Bond, founder and CEO of CareSync, producer of care coordination and medical records services and apps for doctors, healthcare providers, patients and caregivers, hops in the time machine for a look at what the future could be. Joining Travis on this journey is social media strategist Francie Grace, a member of the Health Data Consortium 2014-2015 Consumers Circle. This interview was contributed to us by Francie as part of HDC's Consumers' Circle program.
This blog post was contributed by Aneesh Chopra and Nick Sinai, the Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellows in the Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. # # # Last week at Harvard Kennedy School, we hosted a roundtable of several dozen healthcare leaders to discuss how better use of data can lead to improved care, smarter spending, and healthier people.
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