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Privacy and security issues are a concern for many in the liberation of health data. While opening up data to public use bolsters innovation and opportunities to improve healthcare experiences and costs, patients are justifiably worried that their private health data may become compromised. Thus, the establishment of trusted third-party gatekeepers are essential to keeping …Continue Reading
Yesterday morning, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) opened the flood gates to their massive data stores and allowed the public a peak into patient claims data, physician reimbursements, and more. We here at HDC are very excited about the liberation of this health data and are delighted to announce that the Health Datapalooza 2014 Code-a-Palooza …Continue Reading
This year, in collaboration with the Health Data Consortium, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation will host a series of events across six major U.S. cities to catalyze collaboration and innovation within healthcare. This event series, named Energizing Health, will bring together partners and entrepreneurs to address health issues and opportunities to develop solutions that are relevant to the …Continue Reading
On Tuesday, April 8 at 1PM ET, we will be joined by Dr. Chris Boone of Avalere Health for a webinar on Clinical Trial Data Transparency: Explaining Governance Considerations for Public Data Sharing. Clinical trials are extremely valuable as the primary data source for seeking regulatory approval of products. Historically, regulatory agencies, such as the U.S. …Continue Reading
Earlier last month, in collaboration with the University of Michigan Center for Health Communications Research, HDC founding member Robert Wood Johnson Foundation launched Visualizing Health, an interactive style guide to communicating health data. We spoke with Andrea Ducas, Program Officer at RWJF, about health data visualization research, tools, and best practices. What is the “Visualizing Health” site and …Continue Reading