Health Datapalooza: Harnessing Data to Improve Health Care

Health Datapalooza: Harnessing Data to Improve Health Care

Kojo broadcasts live from the Health Data Consortium's Health Datapalooza, exploring how the release of Medicare and FDA data on hospitals, doctors and drugs could empower patients to make well-informed health care decisions.

Have you ever wondered whether a new drug will react badly with one you already take? Or how to choose a new doctor based in part on her fees? The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are releasing vast amounts of data to help patients answer those questions--and many more. Broadcasting live from the Health Data Consortium's Health Datapalooza conference, Kojo explores how big data and apps that deliver it to consumers could change the health care system and empower patients.

Guests

Niall Brennan

Acting Director, Offices of Enterprise Management at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Taha Kass-Hout

Chief Health Informatics Officer, Food and Drug Administration

Kris Joshi

Executive Vice President for Products, Emdeon

Amy Gleason

Chief Operating Officer, CareSync

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