The U.S. Division of Well being and Human Providers (HHS) continues to drive open knowledge and provoke digital innovation with its substantial participation and thought management within the 2023 Health Datapalooza. The Well being Datapalooza is an eclectic convention of well being expertise fans, this yr in Arlington, VA on February 23-24, 2023. Every year, the Well being Datapalooza galvanizes a various neighborhood of surprising allies who’re remodeling knowledge into insights and motion to enhance well being care supply. It attracts knowledge scientists, entrepreneurs, coverage wonks, medical practitioners, sufferers, advocates, and hopefully you—all welcome!
HHS participation on the Well being Datapalooza embrace keynotes by the Meals and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner, Robert Califf, M.D., MACC; Nationwide Coordinator for Well being Data Know-how (ONC), Micky Tripathi, Ph.D., M.P.P., and Superior Analysis Tasks Company for Well being (ARPA-H) Director, Renee Wegrzyn, Ph.D. The 2023 Well being Datapalooza convention will encourage motion in the direction of a extra equitable and environment friendly healthcare system, a central purpose of the HHS Strategic Plan. The discussions and debates on the convention will goal to determine particular areas the place knowledge can be utilized to enhance healthcare outcomes and drive change.
Extra HHS talks and bulletins will come from the HHS Office of the Chief Data Officer, Workplace of the Chief Synthetic Intelligence Officer, and the Workplace of the Assistant Secretary for Well being (OASH) InnovationX. These crosscutting groups will share HHS updates on partnerships, rising collaborations, and new alternatives for public engagement:
- CancerX, introduced by the White Home as a part of the Most cancers Moonshot.
- PandemicX, which incubated 15 groups of entrepreneurs with deal with well being fairness.
- 2023 Health Equity DataJam, launched as we speak on the Well being Datapalooza.
- 2023 Federal Well being Innovation Days, which HHS will reignite to open authorities doorways to startups and entrepreneurs in expertise hubs throughout the nation in 2023, to demystify the forms, processes, and healthcare associated priorities of the Federal authorities.
Three periods on the 2023 Well being Datapalooza will showcase the HHS efforts, together with the HHS Knowledge Technique, InnovationX, and CancerX. Periods will function essential federal applications, such because the U.S. Digital Corps Fellows, a bunch of early-career technologists who signify the variety of our nation and who play an essential function in delivering safe, efficient, and equitable authorities companies to the general public. In a session titled Remodeling Knowledge to Insights to Motion with HHS and U.S. Digital Corps Designers, fellows and colleagues will talk about infection-associated continual sicknesses akin to Lyme illness and Lengthy COVID and the cutting-edge strategies used to innovate options.
The excellent 2023 Health Datapalooza Agenda spans all points of information, coverage, and motion. Federal Chief Knowledge Officers will come collectively in a session titled HHS Knowledge Technique in Motion, specializing in rising knowledge developments throughout businesses. In one other HHS-led session, Pondering Exterior of the “Bubble,” Advantages of Assembly Innovators The place They Are, leaders will talk about a brand new, government-wide efforts to recruit innovators of every kind to assist the federal businesses deal with a few of healthcare’s greatest challenges. The Well being Datapalooza Pitch Tent may even function periods on CancerX, KidneyX and LymeX, that are HHS public-private partnerships for exponential change.
The 2023 Health Equity DataJam on HealthData.gov is free and open to everybody. The DataJam is a public call-to-action. How can we remodel HHS knowledge into actionable insights and digital instruments to assist bridge disparities of well being, together with these exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Lengthy COVID, and infection-associated continual sicknesses to make sure equitable entry and wellness for all?
U.S. Digital Corps Fellows at HHS proved instrumental to delivering this yr’s Well being Datapalooza, particularly the 2023 Well being Fairness DataJam, which launches at as we speak’s occasion as a two-month-long expertise dash by the top of April. Knowledgeable affiliation for well being companies and coverage researchers, AcademyHealth, will run the DataJam utilizing HHS open knowledge. Because of the U.S. Digital Corps Fellows, HealthData.gov consists of DataJam problem prompts, precedence themes, open datasets, and curated assets for solvers. Learn extra about how these fellows are remodeling HHS open knowledge into digital instruments, visualizations, insights, and innovation for real-world impression on the accompanying HHS weblog, U.S. Digital Corps Supercharge HHS Open Knowledge with the 2023 Well being Fairness DataJam and Well being Datapalooza.
Open knowledge and digital innovation have matured considerably because the early days of the Health Datapalooza, first held in 2010 with a small group of researchers, software program engineers and entrepreneurs challenged to do extra with authorities well being knowledge. Through the years, Well being Datapalooza has grow to be the gathering place for folks and organizations creating information from knowledge and pioneering improvements that drive well being coverage and follow and generate market worth. Be a part of us!
The 2023 Well being Datapalooza might be held Feb. 23-24, 2023, in Arlington, Virginia. Extra data might be discovered here.