NIH Director Francis Collins, Atul Butte of the Stanford School of Medicine, David Patterson of the University of California-Berkeley and Taylor Sittler of UC-San Francisco discussed new efforts to mine "big data" for health care and scientific research.
Kathleen Gallagher of CDC, Kathryn Turner of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and Sara Cody of the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health spoke with iHealthBeat about states' progress in electronic disease tracking and the remaining obstacles.
Earl Ferguson, director of the Southern Sierra Telehealth Network, spoke with iHealthBeat about how telemedicine tools can help people in rural areas obtain access to primary care providers and specialists.
Anita Barry, Margaux Joffe and Ann Scales of the Boston Public Health Commission spoke with iHealthBeat about using social media to disseminate health care information.
Julia Gunn of the Boston Public Health Commission, Bob Hart of Veratect, Jeff Levi of Trust for America's Health and Henry Niman of Recombinomics spoke with iHealthBeat about current gaps in pandemic tracking systems.
Karen Davis, president of the Commonwealth Fund, Lynn Etheredge director of the Rapid Learning Project, and Margaret O’Kane, president of the National Committee for Quality Assurance, talked about the proposed network with iHealthBeat.
Lillie Coney of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Deborah Peel of Patient Privacy Rights and Lisa Winston of the University of California-San Francisco discuss the privacy implications of Google's Flu Trends tool.
Jeff Johnson, an epidemiologist; Dean Lampman, a surveillance coordinator; Leslie Lenert, a health informatics expert; and Bill Stephens, a public health expert, discussed the national effort with iHealthBeat.
Katrina Bramstedt, a clinical ethicist at California Pacific Medical Center, and Bryan Stewart, president of Donate Life California, discussed the effort to boost the number of organ donors nationwide through online registration.
Ken Buetow of the National Cancer Institute's Center for Bioinformatics, Eliot Siegel of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Peter Traber of Baylor College of Medicine discuss NCI's caBIG project.