Open Health Data as an Open Challenge
Tuesday, March 17
12:15PM - 1:00PM
110 E 2nd St
Weather and geo-location data are small potatoes compared to open health data where the government is rocking and tech companies struggle to keep up. The government is moving in the right direction with new incentives for payment and care delivery, but liberating the data is the magic that makes it meaningful. Think you've got the stuff to create market value and social good?
Chief Technology Officer
US Department of Health and Human Services
Fred Trotter is a healthcare data journalist and author. He is a founder of CareSet Systems and The DocGraph Journal, a technical blogger for O’Reilly Radar, and co-author of the first Health IT O’...Show the rest
Fred Trotter is a healthcare data journalist and author. He is a founder of CareSet Systems and The DocGraph Journal, a technical blogger for O’Reilly Radar, and co-author of the first Health IT O’Reilly book Hacking Healthcare.
CareSet’s Patch creates a comprehensive map of the healthcare system, by showing how healthcare providers collaborate to deliver healthcare. The DocGraph Journal seeks to create and disseminate new open healthcare data sets, and to foster a community of data scientists who contribute tools and expertise to the analyses of open healthcare data.
Fred’s technical commentary and data journalism work has been featured in several online and print journals including Wired, Forbes, U.S. News, NPR, Government Health IT, and Modern Healthcare.
In recognition of his role within the Open Source Health Informatics community, Trotter was the only Open Source representative invited by the NCVHS to testify on the definition of ‘meaningful use’ under ARRA.Hide the rest