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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.


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Introducing HDC’s New Executive Director

HDC is delighted to announce Dr. Christopher Boone as our new executive director. Chris is a recognized expert in health systems design, health informatics, health IT policy, and the use of health data to improve health outcomes. Please give Chris a warm welcome to the HDC family!

HDC Blog

  • CMS’s Collection of PUFs Keeps Growing

    • Thursday, November 20, 2014
    • Damon Davis

    As part of an ongoing effort by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMThi) to facilitate the more efficient use of its data resources, the operating division has increased its count of public use files (PUFs) on the CMS Data Navigator and simultaneously HealthData.gov to 38.  The CMS Data Navigator application is an easy-to-use, menu-driven search tool that makes the data and information resources of the CMS more easily available. Use the Data Navigator to find data and information products for specific CMS programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid, or on specific health care topics or settings-of-care. Navigator displays search results by data type making it easier to locate specific types of information (e.g., data files, publications, statistical reports, etc.).

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  • Why Startups Are Always 70% of the Way There

    • Tuesday, November 18, 2014
    • Joe Flesh

    Joe Flesh, President of Purple Binder, has previously written a blog for HDC on Community Care Pathways and Population Health. In this new blog post, Joe discusses the exciting news about Purple Binder's profitability in year three and lessons other startups can take away from what he's learned in the process.

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  • What is the Outlook for Health Data Policy in a GOP-controlled Congress?

    • Wednesday, November 12, 2014
    • Lauren Ellis

    The election results last week raise an important question—what is the future outlook for health data policy in a GOP-controlled Congress?   In the past, policy questions surrounding health data have generally been bipartisan (and likely will continue to be), but with a GOP-controlled Senate there may be new opportunities to push an open health data policy agenda. 

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Dr. Christopher Boone Joins Health Data Consortium as Executive Director

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