Todd Park Envisions a More Open HHS

BY Hari Sreenivasan  September 23, 2010 at 6:11 PM EST

According to the timeline at Healthcare.gov, at least a half dozen new health care laws go into effect Thursday. The fact that there is even such a transparent timeline on a website is one of the cornerstones of the efforts Todd Park is undertaking as chief technology officer of the Department of Health & Human Services.

Some of the innovative sites and services Park references as examples of what can be done through more open data can be seen here. Besides Bing, there is already an app taking advantage of hospital quality information for a buck. We recently chatted with David Hale of Pillbox at the Gov 2.0 Summit. Another amazing example that takes about 45 seconds to understand is Asthmapolis.

We also spoke a bit about how Healthcare.gov is doing and what’s in store.

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