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Clinical Quality Linked Data on

Posted on Thu, 2011-06-09 06:02 by George Thomas

In addition to making flatfiles available to download on the Web, and providing applications that enable programmatic access to backend databases through the Web, imagine using the Web itself as a database: a massively distributed, decentralized database. This is what Linked Data is about – putting data in the Web. As part of our ongoing collaboration to democratize open government data with, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are now publishing Clinical Quality Linked Data on, beginning with Hospital Compare.

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Calling All Health Innovators: Health Data Palooza Live June 9th

Posted on Mon, 2011-06-06 15:35 by Todd Park

This blog was first posted on on June 9, 2011 (perma-link:

Almost exactly one year ago, we launched a vital new HHS Open Government effort: The Health Data Initiative (HDI). The Initiative was publicly launched by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Deputy Secretary Bill Corr, Institute of Medicine Exit Disclaimer (IoM) President Harvey Fineberg, and White House CTO Aneesh Chopra at a forum held at the National Academy of Sciences.  

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Health Indicators Warehouse APIs

Posted on Tue, 2011-05-10 12:12 by Jim Craver

When launched, we were thrilled to see the Health Indicators Warehouse (HIW) listed as a featured site. HIW itself had gone live recently and interest has been strong and growing steadily.  Much of the interest is in the Application Programming Interface (API) available to HIW users. 

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