Thanks to Jeanne Pinder, a member of our Health 2.0 NYC community as well as the Hacks / Hackers NYC meetup, Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer at HHS, one of the true game changers in Washington, will be coming to tell us about how he wants to change healthcare in America and how our 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 is truly making a difference.
Event Info You Need to Know:
Tweetup* Hashtag: #H2NYC
* Note: There is no WiFi access so bring your MiFi or wireless card or get there early and get one of the 20 or so Tweet Seats where you can get wired access. Reserved for Bloggers and Tweeters!
Livestream Site: Livestream.com/Health20NYC
2:00 - Doors Open (show up early to interviewed or a tweet seat with power and internet access - no wifi!)
2:30 - Recommended arrival time for all Attendees
3:05 - Brief Intro and a word from our Sponsor
3:15 - Todd Park!
4:00 - Q & A with Todd Park
4:30 - Hackathon presentations
4:45 - NYeC Executive Director David Whitlinger Announces the Digital Health Conference
5:00 - After event at local establishment
*** If you are a Health Care Provider (MD, DO, RN,...) you need to identify yourself as such and email us ASAP you full name, Degree, and state of license ***
About Todd Park
TODD PARK, CTO Department of Health and Human Services
An inspirational speaker and leader, in conjunction with Hacks / Hackers NYC and thanks to our new sponsor Pfizer, we are happy to present Todd Park!
Fast Company named Todd the 48th most creative person in America for 2010. Here is what Stephanie Schomer, Assistant Editor wrote about him:
Todd Park, is taking public-health data -- obesity rates, smoking rates, access to healthy food -- and liberating them. Through the Community Health Data Initiative, the information is now available to everyone, including developers and businesses.
"It's insufficient to just put data out there," he says. " We want to market them to people who can turn them into supercool apps."
One developer has suggested open-sourcing a social-networking game -- and creating the FarmVille of community health.
" We can educate people," Park says, " and help them use the data to lead healthier lives." In his mind, his current job isn't much different from his previous one -- Park co-founded Athena Health. " I still think of myself as an entrepreneur," he says. " Everyone at HHS is -- we have the data and the mojo. We form virtual startups to accomplish our goals."
About Dave Whitlinger
Prior to serving as Executive Director of New York eHealth Collaborative, Dave Whitlinger served as the Director of Healthcare Device Standards and Interoperability for the Intel Corporation in its Digital Health Group. Mr. Whitlinger was responsible for Intel’s healthcare device interoperability strategies and the standards development to support those strategies. He has also led a large, cross-industry consortium, the Continua Health Alliance, focused on the establishment of an ecosystem of interoperable, personal telehealth systems. Mr. Whitlinger was with Intel from 1993 to 2009. Prior to establishing the Healthcare Device Standards Group, he worked on a wide variety of wireless standards. As a result, Mr. Whitlinger and his team have held leadership roles in many standards organizations throughout the world, including: Health Level Seven (HL7); Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE); IEEE 1073; Bluetooth SIG; WiMedia Alliance; Homeplug Alliance; UPnP Forum; Oasis; WSI; and, the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA). He also served on the Bluetooth SIG Board of Directors for several years. Mr. Whitlinger is the author of five research journal articles, four of which focused on breast cancer DNA analysis.
The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) was founded by health care leaders across the state, with leadership and support from the New York State Department of Health. NYeC is a public-private partnership that serves as a focal point for health care stakeholders to build consensus on state health IT policy priorities, and to collaborate on state and regional health IT implementation efforts. NYeC is a trusted, independent collaborative that reflects a diverse array of interests and perspectives on key policies and standards to ensure that health IT implementation efforts are successful.
About Health 2.0
Health 2.0 is all about collaboration, so with an event this big and a speaker this important we are happy to welcome other meetups to join in. Thanks to George and Steven Dean on the Quantified Self meetup for announcing this event over there too. Please note that you need to RSVP on Health 2.0 or Hacks and Hackers to attend the actual event.
About Hacks / Hackers NYC:
Hacks/Hackers NYC brings journalists and developers together at the intersection of news, technology and enterprise. We help members find inspiration and think in new directions, bringing together potential collaborators for news and technology projects, as well as and new ventures. Hacks/Hackers is a community, a catalyst and a celebration of journalism and technology. To learn more, go to http://meetupnyc.hackshackers.com.
Thanks to everyone for making this happen and selling out two venues before we even announced it - a new first for us :)
See You There!
Orgaizer, Health 2.0 NYC