Data for Health – Focusing Open Health Data Initiatives on Impact, Action, and Results

In this session, leaders from high-profile health organizations from different levels of government will discuss how they are going beyond open data for the sake of open data, and towards a more intentional and targeted approach to focusing on impact.  What have we learned about how to target health data initiatives towards activities with the biggest ROI?  What do we know about the demand and use cases for health data?  Who’s using our data to create value and why?  And how do we better engage with health data “customers” to understand and serve their needs and lower the bar for data innovation by third parties?  This panel will answer these questions and more and explore the next phase of the health data revolution.

Speaker: Christopher Boone, Chief Executive Officer, Health Data Consortium (HDC)

Speaker: Jason Bonander, Director of Office of Informatics and Information Resource Management, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the CDC

Speaker: Michael Wilkening, Undersecretary, California Health and Human Services Agency

Speaker: Pat Lynch, Health Data NY, New York State Department of Health