September 16, 2013
National Health Information Technology Week is an event with various activities in Washington D.C. and communities all around the country. I am looking forward to hosting the National Health IT Week Blog Carnival which will run from September 16-20, 2013.
August 14, 2013
Technology and disruption have long been familiar bedfellows. Whereas that has been more evident in the private sector than in the federal government, a group within HHS is striving to bring the agency forward.
July 30, 2013
In our Q&A, we ask Sivak, CTO at the Department of Human Services, about disrupting the traditional model of getting things done -- or not -- inside the federal government.
June 19, 2013
The Fourth Annual Health Datapalooza stayed true to its name. It was, indeed, all about data – how to liberate data, the necessity of liberating data, data warehousing, promising new data apps, and how data scientists just might have the sexiest career of the 21st century.
June 14, 2013
In efforts to spur more transparency in the realm of healthcare costs, which many say have far too long remained shrouded in mystery, the Department of Health and Human Services has released cost data for 30 hospital outpatient procedures.
June 11, 2013
Last week I spent a half day in the Indian Treaty Room of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. I was joined by at least 50 others, including patients, health IT vendors, healthcare providers, and quite a number of federal agency staffers, as we talked about the next steps for providing patients with access to their data.
June 07, 2013
The Fourth Annual Health Datapalooza stayed true to its name. It was, indeed, all about data -- how to liberate data, the need to liberate data, structuring data, promising new data apps, and how data scientists just might have the sexiest career of the 21st century.
February 19, 2013
When Medicomp chief executive officer David Lareau hears U.S. chief technology officer Todd Park talk about the need to find the right technology to set data free and make it usable, Lareau wants to tell him he has just the thing.
September 27, 2012
Todd Park, chief technology officer of the United States, urged an audience at the Commonwealth Club of California recently to think about data in new ways, and suggested that to do so would first require setting that data free.
June 15, 2012
The Health and Human Services Department has named as its new chief technology officer Bryan Sivak, who has been the state of Maryland’s first chief innovation officer.
May 23, 2012
The White House on Wednesday unveiled what it called a "sweeping shift to mobile," an initiative aimed at accelerating efforts to make new and useful services available to consumers on their mobile devices.
April 25, 2012
Todd Park (@todd_park), United States chief technology officer for the Obama Administration, engaged in a live Twitter chat as part of Big Data Week, a string of community-led events relating to big data. Here is a Twitter recap of the Q&A.
April 24, 2012
For a healthcare industry living in mortal fear of data breaches and HIPAA violations, the word “hacker” would seem to be an anathema.
April 24, 2012
Todd Park (@todd-park), United States Chief Technology Officer for the White House, will be participating in a LIVE Twitter chat as part of Big Data Week, a series of community-led events and hackathons relating to Big Data. The LIVE Twitter chat, taking place on Tuesday, April 24 at 2:00 p.m. ET, provides the big data community with an opportunity to ask Todd Park questions about the White House's new Big Data Research and Development Initiative and specifically its efforts around big data in the health sector.
March 30, 2012
The phrase "disruptive technology" has been on my mind lately. I’ve seen it used online quite often, and heard it more than a few times at HIMSS.
March 27, 2012
"We're in a classically disruptive moment right now," said newly-minted U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, speaking Monday at the Healthcare Experience Design (HxD) conference, "from which more good will come than we can possibly imagine."
March 09, 2012
Todd Park will take over as assistant to the President and U.S. Chief Technology Officer (CTO), filling a vacancy created by last month's departure of Aneesh Chopra, the nation's first CTO.
January 10, 2012
Now is time of year when people dust off their crystal balls, polish up their powers of prognostication and make predictions for the annum ahead. What will 2012 hold in store?
December 05, 2011
In March, not long after the first two Direct Project pilots got under way, Healthcare IT News took a closer look at the collaborative beginnings of the initiative – and explored the promise it held for the future of healthcare.
November 22, 2011
This past week I had the pleasure of traveling, along with MedTech Media Editorial Director Rich Pizzi, to Amelia Island, Fla. for the inaugural HIMSS Leaders & Innovators conference.