ENTRIES TAGGED "health information technology"

Making community health information as useful as weather data

Making community health information as useful as weather data

Open health data from Health and Human Services is driving more than 20 new apps.

The chief technology office of Health and Human Services, Todd Park, is fond of using the National Ocean and Oceanographic Association as a metaphor for the innovation that may be unlocked through releasing public data. NOAA data underpins Weather.com and nearly every commercial meteorological service in the United States. Park has been working closely with other government officials and the technology community to create a framework for government to act as a platform through the Community Health Data Initiative.

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Report from Health Information Technology in Massachusetts

When politicians organize a conference, there’s obviously an
agenda–beyond the published program–but I suspect that it differed
from the impressions left by speakers and break-out session attendees
at Health
Information Technology: Creating Jobs, Reducing Costs, & Improving
Quality
.

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First impression: Health reform and Health IT

An early look at how the healthcare reform law will affect health IT

Brian Ahier is examining important health IT elements included in the new health reform package (no easy feat given the sheer size of document). Here, he weighs in with a few early impressions.

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