Tag Archives: healthcare

An Organization for Opendata and Healthcare

Health Data Consortium is an advocacy group focused on helping the healthcare industry respond to the availability of health data. They are currently focused on innovation and the uses of open health data.

Healthcare is currently undergoing some radical changes and data science is going to play a key role in the future of healthcare. It is great to see the medical field building an official group to define the practice. I hope other industry will follow the lead of the medical field and begin forming their own groups around open data. I am eager to see how the Health Data Consortium progresses over the coming years and months.

3 Key Missions For Data Science

Tim Estes, CEO of Digital Reasoning, provides a challenging talk at Hadoop World Strata 2012. Tim challenges Data Scientists to quit focusing on displaying advertisements and start focusing on the following 3 missions.

  1. Security And Freedom of the World
  2. Financial Risk
  3. Health

Take 15 minutes and watch the video. Then be inspired to go change the world.

Strata Healthcare Conference

O’Reilly just announced the creation of a new conference focusing on data science and healthcare. It is named StrataRx 2012. The conference will take place in San Francisco on October 16-17, 2012.

Healthcare, BigData, and Startups

Healthcare is starting to see the value of data science. Here are 2 data science events aimed at generating value for healthcare.

Call for Startups – HealthStartup III on Big Data This is an event for connecting healthcare, startups and investors in Europe.
Health 2.0’s Boston Big-Data Code-a-thon This event starts today. It is a competition to develop some application for the healthcare industry. The application must use bigdata, and the teams have 2 days.