This panel includes speakers Kenneth Buetow (Associate Director, BioInformatics, National Cancer Institute & Founder, caBIG), Patrick Soon-Shiong (Executive Chairman, Abraxis Health), and Josh Sommer (Executive Director, Chordoma Foundation). Coming together to discuss how the Health 2.0 community can get involved in working with data and services, this panel approaches the issue from a variety of perspectives.
Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer, US Health and Human Services
Since being dragged back to the East Coast from California, Todd has been spending 25 hours a day
promoting the cause of Liberación. But he’s not become a health care Che Guevara—it’s data that
he wants to free, and how! Just launched in March, we’re already seeing amazing things out of the
Community Health Data Initiative which had its big coming out party just last week. Here Todd’s
going to explain how the Health 2.0 community can get involved in working with data and services
from HHS (and many others) to improve health for all Americans. Before he joined HHS, Todd was co-
founder of athenahealth.
An introduction to the challenge by the Abdul Shaikh of the National Cancer Institute, and a description of the winning submission.
An introduction to the myHealthPeople Challenge and a presentation by the winner, Curtis Pond, IQ Solutions
Todd Park, CTO of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services discusses the Health 2.0 Developer Challenge program.
See winners from both the online Health 2.0 Developer Challenge and the most recent Health 2.0 code-a-thons.
The Health 2.0 Developer Challenge was announced in June 2010 as a result of the Community Health Data Initiative. Since it’s announcement, it’s created 10+ challenges and dozens of teams working on them. This session will highlight a handful of the winners, with information about the future of innovation in Health 2.0.