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New Meetup: Health innovation & open data with DHHS CTO Todd Park and Health 2.0 NYC

From: Chrys W.
Sent on: Thursday, July 28, 2011 11:35 AM

Announcing a new Meetup for Hacks/Hackers - New York!

What: Health innovation & open data with DHHS CTO Todd Park and Health 2.0 NYC
When: Friday, August 12,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Pfizer Inc
235 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017

Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer at the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, is a game changer in Washington.

Fast Company named Todd the 48th most creative person in America for 2010. "I still think of myself as an entrepreneur," he told the magazine. "Everyone at HHS is -- we have the data and the mojo. We form virtual startups to accomplish our goals."

On Aug. 12, Todd will be in New York for a joint event with Health 2.0 NYC and Hacks/Hackers NYC to talk about how he wants to change healthcare in America and how our the federal government is helping. By opening up previously inaccessible government data sets and inviting programmers and entrepreneurs to revolutionize the practice of medicine and the healthcare industry, he aims to make a difference.

Join us for a special opportunity to hear from and talk with Todd Park on Aug. 12 at 3 p.m. at Pfizer headquarters.

To attend, sign up at the Hacks/Hackers NYC Meetup page or at Health 2.0 NYC's Meetup page. (Please register with one group only.)

The event is free, however Pfizer building security requires full names, so be sure to include it when you register.

About Todd Park
Todd Park joined HHS as Chief Technology Officer in August 2009. In this role, he is responsible for helping HHS leadership harness the power of data, technology, and innovation to improve the health and welfare of the nation. Mr. Park co-founded Athenahealth in 1997 and co-led its development over the following decade into one of the most innovative, socially-oriented, and successful health information technology companies in the industry. Prior to Athenahealth, he served as a management consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton, focusing on health care strategy, technology, and operations. Mr. Park has also served in a volunteer capacity as a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, where he focused on health IT and health reform policy, and as senior health care advisor to Ashoka, a leading global incubator of social entrepreneurs, where he helped start a venture to bring affordable telehealth, drugs, diagnostics, and clean water to rural India. Mr. Park graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College with an A.B. in economics.

About Health 2.0 NYC
Health 2.0 NYC is the New York Metro area chapter of the national Health 2.0 organization. Our group is dedicated to improving the practice and performance of medicine through technological innovations that focus on improvement of patient care with the active involvement of patients, nurses, physicians, administrators, engineers and lawyers. Over the past three years we have fostered the genesis, growth and/or development of dozens of new ideas and companies, helping to make New York the healthcare startup capital of the world.

Thanks to Health 2.0 NYC for partnering for this event and to Jeannie Pinder for making the introduction.

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