The Health Data Consortium (HDC), a nonprofit group dedicated to mobilizing health data to transform the US healthcare system, has announced keynote speakers for Health Datapalooza 2014, on June 1–3 in Washington, DC. Notable names include Jonathan Bush, CEO and co-founder, athenahealth; Atul Gawande, Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, and New Yorker contributor; and Kathleen Sebelius, outgoing HHS Secretary.
Health Datapalooza, now in its 5th year, attracts more than 2,000 attendees interested in increasing access to open health data. In addition to well-known keynote speakers, the three-day program includes app demonstrations and breakout sessions.
This year’s Code-a-Palooza challenge finalists will convene on June 2 to demonstrate their tools for a judging panel. The challenge, a collaboration among HDC, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and the CMS, required developers to use newly released CMS data to create apps that help consumers improve their healthcare decision making. The top three teams, and winners of the $20,000, $10,000 and $5,000 prizes, respectively, will be announced at Health Datapalooza on June 3.
Health Datapalooza will also feature 60 apps that showcase the newest tools, technologies and uses of health data. Health Datapalooza attendees can interact with the App Demos through live demos, exhibits and a “Genius Bar.” The Health Datapalooza exhibit hall will include more than 60 organizations that are driving innovations in health care through data-fueled solutions.
For more information on the event, visit the Health Datapolooza website.