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Health data forum features dynamic apps, experts on June 9

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

A range of new "apps" and other technologies harnessing health data to improve people's and communities' well-being will be demonstrated at the Health Data Initiative Forum, hosted by the Institute of Medicine and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, on Thursday, June 9. IT developers, health policy experts, company representatives, and others will gather at the event hosted by the Institute of Medicine and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to interact with featured innovators, learn more about newly available data, and discuss issues such as privacy, data mapping, and other topics related to the use of health information. Several companies and organizations will announce new challenges and other initiatives. In addition, the winners of "Go Viral to Improve Health: IOM-NAE Health Data Collegiate Challenge" will showcase their technologies.

Participating speakers include:

  • Aneesh Chopra, chief technology officer of the United States
  • Harvey Fineberg, president, Institute of Medicine
  • Lisa Jackson, administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Timothy O'Reilly, chief executive officer, O'Reilly Media
  • Todd Park, chief technology officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Kathleen Sebelius, secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The forum will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Natcher Conference Center, Building 45, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md. An agenda is available at http://www.iom.edu/healthdataforum. Reserved seating for media is limited. Those who cannot attend may participate via a live video webcast at http://www.iom.edu/healthdataforum. To register or arrange interviews with speakers, contact the National Academies' Office of News and Public Information, tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu.

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