Open Data Initiative

By Brian Dolan July 18, 2013
Up until about a week ago, the first and last time President Obama mentioned mobile health during a speech was in his State of the Union Address in 2011. At the time the president was extolling the benefits of using tax dollars to ensure high speed cellular networks made their way into more rural areas of the US. “This isn’t just about — (applause) — this isn’t about faster Internet or fewer...
By Brian Dolan February 12, 2013
First Lady Michelle Obama personally invited Dr. Peter Hudson, the co-founder and CEO of iTriage, to sit in her viewing box as "a distinguished guest" for President Obama's State of the Union Address tonight. Aetna acquired iTriage for an undisclosed sum in 2011. The iTriage app aims to help its users determine what medical condition they might have and where they might choose to go for treatment...
By Brian Dolan September 4, 2012
At the end of August the White House launched a new program, the Presidential Innovation Fellows program, which pairs the private sector, academia, and non-profits with people from the government to work on five innovation projects over the course of the next five months. One of those projects is one that is undoubtedly familiar to those working in healthcare today: The Open Data Initiative....