March 21, 2023

The U.S. Division of Well being and Human Providers (HHS) continues to drive open information 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 fanatics, this 12 months in Arlington, VA on February 23-24, 2023. Annually, the Well being Datapalooza galvanizes a various group of surprising allies who’re reworking information into insights and motion to enhance well being care supply. It attracts information scientists, entrepreneurs, coverage wonks, medical practitioners, sufferers, advocates, and hopefully you—all welcome!

HHS participation on the Well being Datapalooza embody keynotes by the Meals and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner, Robert Califf, M.D., MACC; Nationwide Coordinator for Well being Data Expertise (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 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 establish particular areas the place information 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 in the present day 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. Classes will characteristic necessary federal packages, such because the U.S. Digital Corps Fellows, a gaggle of early-career technologists who symbolize the range of our nation and who play an necessary function in delivering safe, efficient, and equitable authorities providers 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 persistent sicknesses reminiscent of Lyme illness and Lengthy COVID and the cutting-edge strategies used to innovate options.

The great 2023 Health Datapalooza Agenda spans all elements of knowledge, coverage, and motion. Federal Chief Knowledge Officers will come collectively in a session titled HHS Knowledge Technique in Motion, specializing in rising information 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 all kinds to assist the federal businesses sort out a few of healthcare’s largest challenges. The Well being Datapalooza Pitch Tent may also characteristic periods on CancerX, KidneyX and LymeX, that are HHS public-private partnerships for exponential change.
The 2023 Health Equity DataJam on is free and open to everybody. The DataJam is a public call-to-action. How can we rework HHS information 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 persistent sicknesses to make sure equitable entry and wellness for all?

U.S. Digital Corps Fellows at HHS proved instrumental to delivering this 12 months’s Well being Datapalooza, particularly the 2023 Well being Fairness DataJam, which launches at in the present day’s occasion as a two-month-long expertise dash via the tip of April. Knowledgeable affiliation for well being providers and coverage researchers, AcademyHealth, will run the DataJam utilizing HHS open information. Due to the U.S. Digital Corps Fellows,  consists of DataJam problem prompts, precedence themes, open datasets, and curated assets for solvers. Learn extra about how these fellows are reworking HHS open information into digital instruments, visualizations, insights, and innovation for real-world influence 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 information and digital innovation have matured considerably for the reason that 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 information. Over time, Well being Datapalooza has change into the gathering place for folks and organizations creating information from information and pioneering improvements that drive well being coverage and observe and generate market worth. Be a part of us!

The 2023 Well being Datapalooza will likely be held Feb. 23-24, 2023, in Arlington, Virginia. Extra info could be discovered here.