Greetings from Washington,
I’m Bill Corr, Deputy Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services. Secretary Sebelius and I are incredibly excited about the ideas and energy you are bringing this weekend to the BuildHealth developer code-a-thon challenge. Using health data to create new tools to understand health and health care in America has never been more important. And, your work is key to helping us all make better and healthier choices in our lives.
The innovative spirit of this event is symbolic of the many creative ways we can address our most critical problems in health care. We understand the importance of testing new ideas, challenging paradigms, and creating new designs for all aspects of health care. Your event is a starting point for the many breakthroughs we think will come from American innovators in health care.
And, we hope to meet many of you in Washington this summer to celebrate the best of our national innovation efforts at the Health Data Initiative Forum. We wish you and your teams well and thank the organizers in your community for making this a priority.