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    The premier national conference on liberating health data,
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Health Care Cost Institute: Analyzing and Gatekeeping Health Data

Date 15 April 2014 | By

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

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Announcing the Code-a-Palooza Challenge at Health Datapalooza 2014

Date 10 April 2014 | By

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


Energizing Health: A six-city event series to catalyze collaboration and innovation

Date 8 April 2014 | By

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


Join our webinar on Clinical Trial Transparency & Governance with Avalere’s Chris Boone

Date 3 April 2014 | By

  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


Visualizing Health: RWJF & UMich’s Interactive Style Guide to Communicating Health Data

Date 1 April 2014 | By

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


Upcoming Events

Apr 23

CajunCodeFest 3.0 — HDC Affiliate Sponsored Event

Location: Lafayette, LA
We are pleased to announce that HDC’s CEO will be attending CCF3.0. — The CajunCodeFest is the signature event for the Center for Business & Information Technologies (CBIT) at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL Lafayette). CBIT focuses its research, development and technology transfer activities on fostering technology-driven innovations in a wide range of   ...Continue Reading
Apr 28

International Health Data Linkage Conference

Location: Vancouver, Canada
This conference is intended to highlight what is happening in the world of linked population-based data as it applies to public policy regarding the health of populations. What are the new and exciting data sources? What fields are furthest ahead in capitalizing on data to produce evidence for public policy? What evidence are they producing?   ...Continue Reading
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Founding Members

The HDC has partners who are working to promote the ideals of open data, including:

Robert Wood Johnson FoundationCalifornia Healthcare Foundation Institute of Medicine Department of Health and Human Services