Walt Mankowski on 18 Feb 2011 08:43:27 -0800

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[PLUG] Todd Park speaking about open data, Fri 2/25, 11:30 AM

A friend of mine works for the College of Physicians of Philadelphia
(home of the MÃtter Museum) and asked me to pass this along since she
thinks some PLUG members might be interested.

Next Friday from 11:30-12:30, Todd Park will be speaking there on
"Unleashing the Power of Open Data to Improve Health".  Here are the
event details:

  Keynote speaker, Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer for the United
  States Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for
  assisting HHS leadership harness the power of data, technology, and
  innovation to improve the health and welfare of the nation.

  Mr. Park will be speaking about the Community Health Data Initiative
  (CDHI). The vision of this initiative is to help improve health by
  creating a growing âecosystemâ of community health data supply and
  use. There is huge potential for these HHS datasets to be used to
  improve health across multiple dimensions.

The talk is free, but you need to register online if you want to
attend.  Their website is http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1140638681

The College has lots of interesting talks on a variety of topics.  You
can see their upcoming calendar at http://www.collphyphil.org/Site/programs_cal.html


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