By Dwayne Spradlin, CEO, Health Data Consortium —
Great strides have been made in the public availability and use of health data, but we still have a long way to go in our efforts to improve health care in the United States. At the center of the efforts of the Health Data Consortium is the need to advance patient care. It is essential that we continue innovating new ways to leverage and promote the use of health data to empower patients in their health care decision making and, in turn, improve care.
As an advocate for the other “H” in HHS, the human services component, Stewards of Change and Health Data Consortium are on the journey to transform our health care system into one that upholds a patient focus, lowers costs and improves care quality. We invite you to learn more about the need for open health data on June 1-3 in Washington, D.C. at Health Datapalooza 2014, the premier national conference focused on identifying pathways to advance care through the use of health data.
Health Datapalooza allows the more than 2,000 attendees to network among key decision makers in the space and to gain key insights from some of the most influential people in health care today. Keynotes include: Steven Brill, Jonathan Bush, Francis Collins, Elliott Fisher, Atul Gawande, Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hunt, Kathy Ignagni, Vinod Khosla, Adriana Lukas, Todd Park and Hon. Kathleen Sebelius.
Live App Demos will address current health issues such as data use in quality improvements, integration of data and electronic health record systems, consumer health management and decision-making tools, and more.
Though health data can feel far removed from day-to-day patient care, Health Datapalooza will showcase the world of possibilities that come can come from its liberation and use, and we invite you to register today for this exciting event.
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Dwayne Spradlin, CEO, Health Data Consortium
Now CEO of the Health Data Consortium, Dwayne Spradlin was previously the president and CEO at InnoCentive, Inc., the crowdsourcing pioneer connecting corporations, government, and foundations to a global network of innovators over the internet. Prior experience includes president of Hoovers, Inc., a leader in online business information and analysis; president of StarCite; senior vice president at VerticalNet, Inc.; and director in the Emerging Technologies Practice of the Management Consulting Services unit of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (now IBM Global Services). He has been featured on CNBC, ABC, NPR, and BBC; and quoted in the Economist, BusinessWeek, The New York Times, and many other journals and periodicals, as well as published by FT Press and Harvard Business Review.