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Your One Stop Shop to Talk Health Data Innovation

Hold tight, this is gonna be a great ride! Everything is in place for the Health Datapalooza (May 8-11, Grand Hyatt, Washington, DC). Kavita Patel and Niall Brennan, co-chairs, and the Academy Health team have been working tirelessly to bring you another fantastic year of health data innovation! The Datapalooza will challenge your thinking in a variety of interesting domains. Cutting edge panels will leave your mind blown, but why let the fun end there? A whole gang of those innovative thinkers are appearing in the exhibit hall at the HHS IDEA Lab booth (Booth #1) throughout the show.

I could try to tell you all about the innovators, but I couldn’t do their work justice. You just have to come to the booth to meet ‘em! If you’re not sure what to expect, here are a few questions that will be answered by the innovators you’ll meet:

What does health data look like on FHIR?

Will Open Science be the next huge wave of open data?

We collect volumes of data about our health in life, how valuable is death data?

Wondering if you’ve got what it takes to be an HHS Entrepreneur in Residence?

We have special guest appearances in booth #1 too. Chat with some of the leadership influencing the direction of health care in the U.S. including:

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First Row: Susannah Fox, HHS Chief Technology Officer, and Steve Krein, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of StartUp Health

Second Row: Todd Park, Former White House Chief Technology Officer (left), and Bob Kocher, Former Presidential Advisor and partner at Venrock (right)

Third Row: Josh Rosenthal, Chief Science Officer and Co-founder of Rowdmap

If you wanna learn more about the trajectory of data innovation, health policy, and technology for your startup and entrepreneurial aspirations, go to the exhibit hall and chat with us!

Check out the schedule below, and for updates and impromptu appearances, follow @HHSIDEALab.

See you there!


IDEA Lab Booth Schedule

Monday, May 9

10:30 am

Meet & Greet

HHS CTO Susannah Fox

Former Presidential Advisor and partner at Venrock Bob Kocher

Former White House CTO Todd Park


Open Science Prize Finalists, Four teams from the challenge competition by the National Institutes of Health, Wellcome Trust, Howard Hughes Medical Institute


Datamed/bioCADDIE, Hua Xu

Medicare Disparities Mapping (MDM) Tool, Shondell Wilson-Frederick

“A Bill You Can Understand” Design and Innovation Challenge, Sarika Kasaraneni


Modernizing CDC Mortality Data, Paula Braun

Testing and Improving Patient Matching Algorithms, Adam Culbertson


Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Mobil Challenge, Mindy Hangslaben

CMS Blue Button on FHIR, Mark Scrimshire

From ESRD to Transplant: Empowering patients with kidney disease to investigate treatment options, Anjelika Deogirikar


Demand Driven Open Data, David Portnoy

Feeding patient-reported outcome data directly from patients into clinical research systems, Jason Levine

Evidence-Based Roadmap for Federal Telehealth Adoption, Mona Siddiqui

Tuesday, May 10


Startup Health, Steve Krein; Rowdmap, Josh Rosenthal


Office on Women's Health New Data Platform, Bonnie Harbinger

HHS Ignite Accelerator & Ventures Fund, Read Holman & Laura Adam

How gov can trigger an industry-wide standard (Case study: Provider network & formulary data), David Portnoy


Rheumatoid Arthritis Data Challenge, Winning Team

HHS Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR), Julie Schneider

Translational Discoveries – Mapping Scientific Research to from Bench to Bedside, Ian Hutchins


Health Data Liberator Award Winner, TBD

Modernize the National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (NNDSS), Jim Nasr & Rashmi Gupta

“A Bill You Can Understand” Design and Innovation Challenge, Sarika Kasaraneni

Fostering a Competitive Medicaid IT Marketplace, Jessica Kahn