Before data can be harnessed by local communities, it needs to be “freed.” That was the premise behind the Healthy Communities West Coast Data Summit, a day-long meeting on May 21, 2013, at the University of California, San Francisco’s Mission Bay campus to showcase work taking place across California to integrate data into health care decisionmaking.
HCDS 2013, attended by more than 200 people, was sponsored by CHCF and hosted by Health 2.0 and the Foundation for Healthcare Innovation. Panelists addressed a range of topics, including the latest trends in open access to data, consumer use of health care data, navigation of privacy and regulations, and innovative ways to display information. In addition, tools and products were featured that improve health outcomes, inform policy, increase patient access, and promote consumer engagement.
Video recordings of key discussions are available for viewing on YouTube through the External Links below.