In this speech at a meeting of the Commonwealth Club of California, Todd Park, U.S. Chief Technology Officer and former CTO of HHS, explains how the Health Data Initiative and advances in technology will continue to improve the availability and effectiveness of healthcare as well as create more jobs for Americans. Source: The Commonwealth Club of California http://www.commonwealthclub.org
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today launched a ground-breaking "Innovator in Residence" (IIR) program with the West Wireless Health Institute (WWHI) to lower the cost and improve the quality of health care.
The top 10 IT projects at HHS, how big data can reduce inefficiencies, DHS' 5 security threats of medical devices, what the VA has learned since that 2006 data breach, and President Obama's nagging problem.
President Obama issues a directive requiring every federal agency to deliver two government services to mobile phones within 12 months, and US CTO Todd Park launches the Presidential Innovation Fellows program.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation senior program officer Michael Painter, MD, discusses how the meaningful use program is creating an electronic records and exchange infrastructure that stands to benefit public health.
To put high-powered mathematical analytics in the hands of its agencies, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has contracted with Archimedes Inc., a healthcare modeling company based in San Francisco CA. The contract will put the Archimedes model at the fingertips of its agencies, enabling them to research, analyze, and evaluate the effects of specific health care interventions more quickly and accurately.
Todd Park (@todd_park), United States chief technology officer for the Obama Administration, engaged in a live Twitter chat as part of Big Data Week, a string of community-led events relating to big data. Here is a Twitter recap of the Q&A.