Blue Button Events
A Health Data Consortium Event: Health Datapalooza 2014
June 1 - 3, 2014
1. Blue Button Workshop: Input on Our New Blue Button Implementation Guide
On Sunday June 1, 2014 from 2-4pm ONC’s consumer team will be hosting a Blue Button Workshop to solicit public input on the latest version of the BB+ Implementation Guide. The guide was originally released in February 2013 to help health data holders (such as hospitals and providers) and app developers share and interpret structured health records in ways that are useful to consumers. We are currently updating the guide to help other health data holding entities such as labs and pharmacies better share structured health data with patients and caregivers. In addition, we will be including resources for direct-to-consumer marketing.
Learn more about the session here. Please note there is a registration fee of $75 for this workshop. For registration inquiry, please contact Datapalooza@courtesyassoc.com. If you have questions about the workshop, please contact BlueButton@hhs.gov.
2. Genius Bar Announcements re Consumer Outreach Campaign/Informal Happy Hour
On Monday June 2, 2014 from 4:15-4:30pm, ONC will be announcing exciting news about a national Blue Button Campaign being launched with several public and private sector supporters of the Blue Button Initiative. Join us to learn more about what this public campaign entails, and how your organization can be a part of it! We’ll be widely disseminating the Blue Button PSAs and other materials available here. Please be in touch ASAP if you’d like to be part of a coordinated effort culminating next fall.
Almost immediately following this announcement, ONC will be hosting an informal happy hour at Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub, DC (2609 24th St, NW, Washington DC 2008) to continue the conversation. A friendly reminder that since we’re Feds, we’re not allowed to buy you drinks… so I’m afraid you’re on your own in terms of payment, but you won’t lack for great conversation and networking opportunities! Murphy’s is within walking distance of the hotel hosting Health Datapalooza.
3. Panel Discussions
On Tuesday June 3, 2014, from 10:20-11:20am, there will be a panel discussion highlighting ONC initiatives that support the availability and use of health data to drive innovations that improve health and healthcare. There will be elements of Blue Button highlighted in the discussion. The panel is called: HHS’s Initiatives to Accelerate Use of Innovative Data Applications.
On Tuesday June 3, 2014 from 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Blue Button Presidential Innovation Fellow Adam Dole will be a part of a panel discussion on stage at Health Datapalooza focused on ways to effectively extract health data from various data platforms. It’s calledData Scientist- Extracting Data Forcefully from Bureaucracies. Learn more here.