At yesterday’s HealthCamp DC, an enthusiastic combination of more than 100 physicians, nurses, patients, innovators, bloggers and more came together for an energetic day of un-conference collaboration and discussion. The event included a brief press conference where among other speakers, Dr. Mohammad Akhter, director for Washington, D.C.’s Department of Health, shared the official proclamation of Health Data and Innovation Week with a standing-room-only crowd. A slide show of the day can be viewed here.
At 5 p.m., HealthCamp DC came to a close and The Walking Gallery began. More than 150 people mingled while perusing the works of art worn by 75 individuals at the reception; each jacket represented the wearer’s personal health story, with—as artist and health advocate Regina Holliday put it—the docent of the piece of artwork wearing and sharing it with others. You can see photos from the event here.
Today, the week’s activities continue with the Health Data Initiative Forum and Health Datapalooza held at the Washington Convention Center. Today’s agenda includes a keynote address from U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Todd Park, demos of health apps built for consumers as well as communities, and several afternoon breakout sessions that are sure to get Twitter buzzing. You can follow the conversation about the HDI Forum and Datapalooza via hash tag #healthdata, and continue to hear all chatter over the week’s celebration via #dchealth. We will be live tweeting from @kptotalhealth, and you can continue to get a flavor for the energy behind all of these events by checking out the live Twitter feed in the right margin of this page.