New this year for the open data community at Health Datapalooza is an "unconference" space focused on organizations using open health data, including medicare's longitudinal claims data, either as a qualified entity, VRDC licensee, CMS payment reform vendors, and Blue Button developers; and participants in the VA's Open API Pledge emphasizing an accelerated timeline for FHIR API standards development, adoption and use.

To balance our structured programming, this space enables unplanned and dynamic conversations about experiences using open data - what works, what doesn't, and how might we better collaborate to make progress. As a result, the "unconference” space  will be exclusively for conversational style meetings. With a few exceptions, content in this room will not be planned in advance, allowing you to connect with the leading thinkers working with healthcare data, and taking those conversations wherever they naturally flow. This is your opportunity to help ensure that Health Datapalooza is what you need it to be!

Unconference Schedule

Room: Fairchild (Terrace Level)

Thursday, April 26
10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday, April 27
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m - Unconference Wrap-Up/Town Hall
Hear about the latest developments in the movement towards open APIs and consumer-directed exchange. Sticking with the unconference format, let’s share what we have learned and figure out what’s next.