Health Datapalooza June 5-6

The Health Data Initiative Forum III: The Health Datapalooza will be held June 5 and 6, 2012, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The event brings together a diverse group of data experts, technology developers, entrepreneurs, policy makers, health care system leaders, and community advocates to support innovative applications of health and … Continue reading Health Datapalooza June 5-6

Comments on draft standards for collecting & reporting data on race, ethnicity due August 1

The Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) has announced new draft standards for collecting and reporting data on race, ethnicity, sex, primary language and disability status.  DHHS  plans to begin collecting health data on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) populations to help researchers, policy makers, health providers and advocates to identify and address health … Continue reading Comments on draft standards for collecting & reporting data on race, ethnicity due August 1

Proposed rules for Accountable Care Organizations announced

From the Health Affairs blog: The Department of Health and Human Services today unveiled proposed regulations on the establishment of accountable care organizations (ACOs) in Medicare. The regulations, which would implement the Medicare Shared Savings program included in the Affordable Care Act, were announced in a teleconference this morning by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Centers … Continue reading Proposed rules for Accountable Care Organizations announced