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Health 2.0 at SXSW

Health 2.0 will be at SXSW this weekend! Come join us this Sunday at 11am at the Hilton Garden Inn, Austin, TX. Our own Indu Subaiya will be presenting on the panel “Health Data Everywhere: But Not a Drop to Link” along with Aman Bhandari from HHS, Gilles Frydman of ACOR, Jamie Heywood of PatientsLikeMe and Ronie Zeiger from Google. It should be a great discussion and we’re excited to see everyone there!

The Health 2.0 and Open Gov movements have helped unlock large repositories of data - from user-generated data in hundreds of online communities to mobile devices to federal quality indicators to medical record data within provider organizations. But much remains to be done to connect these disconnected islands of data to generate information that’s meaningful and actionable by end users. And what happens when you link informed patient communities with their health data? As Clay Shirky says, it gets weird.

A number of communities have cropped up to promote access to medical data and the integration of user-reported and behavioral data within the clinical decision stream including healthdatarights.org, #healthapps, #health2dev, #73cents, #getupandmove and #WhyPM. With the opening up of health datasets, platform APIs and increasingly sophisticated analytic engines to make user-generated health data clinically relevant, we can finally unleash the wider developer community to build robust and integrated tools to improve health and healthcare.

If you’re lucky enough to be attending SXSW, do not miss the panel that will be addressing the challenges and opportunities of this critical moment in healthcare. On Sunday March 13th some of the leading voices in the Health 2.0 movement will be coming together to discuss and demo technologies that help access, mine, display and distribute control of health information across a wide variety of interfaces and devices. Attendants will also hear how government is opening healthcare datasets for access by the developer community and how patients are increasingly becoming “n of 1″ platforms.

Aman Bhandari Indu Subaiya Gilles Frydman Jamie Heywood Roni Zeiger
Sr. Adviser,  Innovation
U.S. Dept. HHS
CEO & Co-Founder, Health 2.0
President, ACOR

Co-Founder & Chairman, PatientsLikeMe
Chief Health Strategist, Google

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