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Policy Forum: Leveraging Health Data to Power P...

In his 2015 State of the Union Address, President Obama announced his Precision Medicine Initiati...

NIH Digital Summit

The National Institutes of Health is hosting a summit to explore how digital is being used by gov...

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Mapping the Path for Commercial Delivery October 28, 2015 | Westin New York at Times Square live...

Hackathon: LeadingAge HackFest

The LeadingAge HackFest is a 2-day event that challenges teams of 4-6 participants to “Enga...

Hackathon: APHA Public Health Codeathon

The Public Health Codeathon is organized by the American Public Health Association in conjuction wit...

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The Health Data Consortium is a public-private partnership that drives innovative uses of health information to improve health outcomes for individuals, enhance the effectiveness of the health care system, and build healthier communities.


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  • 6 Years & 35 Billion Dollars Later: What's HealthIT.Gov Done? - Part 1

    • Tuesday, October 6, 2015
    • David Haddad

    $36.5 billion dollars. This is the amount pledged under the Health Information Technology and Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act in 2009, designed to promote the adoption of better health IT systems nationwide. However, 6 years later it remains unclear just how effective HealthIT.gov has been in achieving its goals. So what, exactly, has been accomplished? What are some other initiatives that coincide with the most significant piece of healthcare legislation in decades? 

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  • Moving along George Thomas' enduring vision on Open Health

    • Thursday, October 1, 2015
    • Sujan Perera

    To honor the life and work of George Thomas — Chief Architect of HealthData.gov — and his great contributions to open data, each year, the Health Data Consortium supports a post-graduate level fellow through the George Thomas Post-Graduate Fellowship in Health Data Science and Engineering.  In the following blog, this year's Fellow Sujan Perera, a doctoral student from the Ohio Center of Excellence in Knowledge-enabled Computing (Kno.e.sis Center) at Wright State University, discusses his work in health data architecture.

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  • From "Monopoly" to Farmers' Markets to Last-Minute Immunizers: Boosting Meaningful Health Data Access

    • Thursday, September 10, 2015
    • N. Lee Rucker

    In this 80th anniversary year of the board game Monopoly, one constant might be a collective groan from players when one lands in the “go to jail” corner.   Yet this is exactly where we can find a contemporary case study, “Meaningful Use of an Electronic Health Record in the New York City Jail System.”  This field action report (American Journal of Public Health, Sept. 2015) describes the NYC correctional health services' early experience with securing providers' participation, and associated incentive payments, through the Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) incentive program.  

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