Tag Archives: open data

Shopping for Insurance? We’ve Got You Covered

Is my prescription covered? What’s my copay? Choosing a health insurance plan that gets you the most bang for your buck is daunting. For many, medication price and coverage is a crucial decision factor. Meanwhile, drug prices vary under different … Continue reading

News & Updates

Epion Health, a SaaS patient engagement platform provider, raised $4.5M in Series A funding from Deerfield Management. Epion replaces clipboards and paper forms with iPads, and fully integrates with electronic health record and practice management systems. Galen.me is an integrated … Continue reading

NYS Health Commissioner , Dr. Nirav Shah Calls for Developers to Use Open Data and Improve Healthcare Decision Making

New York State is buzzing about open data. The Open NY Initiative, championed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, is an effort to make government more open, more innovative and more cost effective. Building on the energy of this movement The New … Continue reading

Hospital Pricing Data? More Please!

Anyone operating in the health tech universe for the last few years knows that open health data has been and continues to be a major theme. Current White House Chief Technology Officer Todd Park started talking (NO, YELLING!) about “data … Continue reading

Health Datapalooza IV: Shots Heard Around the World?

The fourth Health Datapalooza in Washington, DC this week was a big success with a fun, if ridiculous, game show that highlighted access to Medicare data, a genuinely funny speech by a guy named Bush, who praised the Obama Administration, … Continue reading

HHS CTO Bryan Sivak on Open Data
One Year from Now

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services CTO Bryan Sivak delivered the keynote at Health 2.0’s Health:Refactored conference this month. The event was specifically geared toward developers and designers, and here Sivak talks about his goals for these groups and … Continue reading

The Future of Health Is in #Opendata

This Saturday I had the pleasure of helping organize a hackathon that was put together by the Open State Foundation (HackDeOverheid). The theme was “Open Data, open for business” and took place at a very unique place in Rotterdam – … Continue reading

Humetrix Launches the iBlueButton App to Share Patient Information

Humetrix, an IT company that specializes in data storage and customized web access software, recently launched an open consumer app that allows patients to share medical information with health care providers. The initiative behind the product is to provide “direct … Continue reading

Shared Goals and Concerns from Across the Pond

I read and hear a lot about scaling culture. For the open data movement in healthcare to make a difference, the culture that needs to scale looks like this: the government and private health care organizations make certain types of … Continue reading