Sessions at SXSW Interactive 2011 about Open Data in Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown

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Sunday 13th March 2011

  • Health Data Everywhere: Not a Drop to Link?

    by Roni Zeiger, Indu Subaiya, Gilles Frydman, Aman Bhandari and Jamie Heywood

    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. And interesting.

    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.

    This session brings together some of the leading voices in the Health 2.0 movement to discuss and demo technologies that help access, mine, display and distribute control of health information across a wide variety of interfaces and devices. We 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.

    LEVEL: Intermediate

    At 11:00am to 12:00pm, Sunday 13th March

    In Rio, Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown

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  • How Open Health Data Can Improve America's Health

    by Todd Park

    LEVEL: Intermediate

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Sunday 13th March

    In Rio, Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown

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