HHS moves to make health-related data sets easier to use

05/13/2013 | CIO.com

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is trying to make its data sets more readily available and understandable to stakeholders such as applications developers. HHS says that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' list of doctors and specialties, for example, is so full of jargon, many developers would be intimidated from using it in health apps. "We need to get better at describing our assets and making them available," says HHS Chief Technology Officer Bryan Sivak.

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