Guest Host: Jen Golbeck

A heart rate monitor on a Windows Phone.

A heart rate monitor on a Windows Phone.

You can track calories burned on your Apple watch, see your physician’s ratings on Yelp and compare hospital performance through vast troves of Medicare listings. But what does it all mean for keeping you healthy? Data is transforming health care, but challenges remain: from standardizing data so your Fitbit can talk to your doctor’s electronic medical records system to changing billing incentives so a Skype check-in can replace a cumbersome office visit. We explore how experts at this week’s Health Datapalooza are rethinking health care delivery in a data-rich world.


  • Kavita Patel Managing Director for Clinical Transformation and Delivery at the Brookings Institution’s Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform; primary care physician at Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Karen DeSalvo National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and Acting Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Patrick Conway Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality and Chief Medical Officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

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