On Monday, June 18th, 2012 in San Francisco at The Commonwealth Club, United States Chief Technology Officer Todd Park presented “Unleashing the Power of Open Data and Innovation for Healthcare.” Also there were Michael S. Blum, MD of UCSF Medical Center and Mark Smith of the California Health Care Foundation. Park talked about the federal governments history of making information available to the public and how it has created jobs. Weather and GPS data from government satellites generated economic growth and Park is optimistic that the public health data will too. Veterans, the disabled and the elderly are leading the way in getting control over their personal medical information. Unconferences, hackathons and open systems are bringing doctors, nurses, and administrators together with computer hackers to solve issues in record time at dramatically lower costs.
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