WowzaPalooza – A Post-Health Datapalooza 2023 Health IT Roundup

Steven Posnack | March 9, 2023

In case you missed it, Health Datapalooza happened toward the end of February. The aptly named conference always invokes a bit of fun while at the same time being a high octane mix of data scientists, policy makers, health care leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers, and patient advocates.

Now over a decade old, Health Datapalooza is part of the “early season” of health conferences and is often a launch point for new products, prize competitions, program announcements, and collaborations. I’ve also found it to be a great opportunity for our staff to engage directly with colleagues out in the field and to hear their perspectives firsthand.

ONC was out and about, including a keynote by the national coordinator, Micky Tripathi, who talked about ONC’s implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act, the progress we’ve made on the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA), and what’s to come as we look ahead in 2023 and beyond.

Along those lines, and since I know everyone loves a recap, we thought our readers might appreciate a comprehensive, but non-exhaustive list of all the key happenings in one place. So here’s a quick look at the health IT and interoperability actions, updates, and shoutouts that happened this year around Health Datapalooza! (Author’s prerogative to start with the ONC stuff first.)