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HHS Reveals Plans To Update HealthData.gov to Make Portal More User-Friendly

iHealthbeat writes: HHS this summer plans to launch an updated version of HealthData.gov to improve the usability of its datasets. The database, launched under President Obama’s open government initiative in 2011, contains more than 1,900 datasets on health issues.  According to HHS Health Data Initiative Director Damon Davis, HHS’ IDEA Lab will assist in developing new tools for the data portal. He said the update is intended to provide users with more data in machine-readable formats and facilitate data sharing and collaboration within HHS and with outside experts. Read more

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