Nov 9, 2013 · 9:00 AM
Information for attendees and meeting notes can be found here: http://bit.ly/ilhealthdata
Join the Health Data Consortium, US Department of Health and Human Services, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and the Smart Chicago Collaborative for Illinois’ first statewide Health Datapalooza.
The event will bring together experts from both the technology and healthcare sectors, along with public health officials to share how health data can be put to work in our cities and states. Entrepreneurs, developers, coders, researchers and civic minded individuals will be introduced to government data sets already available in Data.Illinois.gov, and given an in-depth look to new public health data sets soon to be released.
The morning sessions will be skill-sharing roundtables with representatives from Socrata, ESRI, and Healthdata.gov on hand to talk about available tools and resources for working with open health data. Midday activities will include brainstorming sessions on current challenges that healthcare policy makers and practitioners have in the field and an exploration into how civic innovation could help address them. The afternoon will feature unconference sessions, which will be proposed and voted on during the lunch hour.
At the culmination of the day’s activities, app and map development challenges will be announced with a top category prize of $10,000! Electronic submissions will be due by November 30th, 2013, and prize winners will be announced in early December.
Sponsors include the Health Data Consortium, IDPH, DCEO, Socrata, ESRI, 1871, and the Smart Chicago Collaborative. Support for this event was provided by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.