Vangent has organized Washington Health Innovation Week, which started June 6 and runs through June 11. The week of events brings together health innovators, technologists, physicians, nurses, consumers and patients across the U.S.
Some of the activities taking place include HealthCamp DC, which takes place today, and the Health Data Initiative Forum tomorrow. HealthCamp DC, taking place at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health, consists of event participants creating session topics that strive to redesign and transform patient-focused healthcare.
The Health Data Initiative Forum is the first of a series of discussions, leaders of health innovative centers and information technology, academia and recognized thought leaders will address the challenges and though opportunities to improving healthcare through innovation.
“The knowledge that health professionals and the public will take away from the special events should help our efforts to improve the quality of healthcare available to the District residents and I applaud Kaiser Permanente and other community and federal partners for their efforts,“ said D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray.
The week concludes with the Health 2.0 Code-a-thon, which brings together developers, designers and raw data sets to build new applications and tools for improved healthcare.