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RE: healthdata.gov/developer challenges

From: Brand Niemann <bniemann@cox.net>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2012 08:19:58 -0400
To: "'Robert Lario'" <Robert.Lario@visumpoint.com>, "'Thomas, George \(OS/ASA/OCIO/OEA\)'" <George.Thomas1@hhs.gov>, <ckan-dev@lists.okfn.org>, <info@codeforamerica.org>, <sunlightlabs@googlegroups.com>
Cc: <gov@omg.org>, <public-egov-ig@w3.org>, "'Luis Bermudez'" <lbermudez@opengeospatial.org>, "'Chris Musialek'" <christopher.musialek@gsa.gov>, <tpark@ostp.eop.gov>
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No, but I am now, thanks.


Please see my story for today about Data.gov and HealthData.gov:


I welcome more suggestions.


From: Robert Lario [mailto:Robert.Lario@visumpoint.com] 
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2012 11:44 AM
To: Brand Niemann; 'Thomas, George (OS/ASA/OCIO/OEA)';
ckan-dev@lists.okfn.org; info@codeforamerica.org;
Cc: gov@omg.org; public-egov-ig@w3.org; 'Luis Bermudez'; 'Chris Musialek';
Subject: RE: healthdata.gov/developer challenges


Are you aware of the Clinical Information Modeling Initiative (CIMI)?




This effort is focused on exchanging health information.


From: Brand Niemann [mailto:bniemann@cox.net] 
Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2012 10:41 PM
To: 'Thomas, George (OS/ASA/OCIO/OEA)'; ckan-dev@lists.okfn.org;
info@codeforamerica.org; sunlightlabs@googlegroups.com
Cc: gov@omg.org; public-egov-ig@w3.org; 'Luis Bermudez'; 'Chris Musialek';
Subject: RE: healthdata.gov/developer challenges


George, Thanks for the challenges.


Please see my response at: http://semanticommunity.info/HealthData.gov and


and specifically at:




in response to Todd Park's challenge to me following your session on June
5th to show him the ideas I have been working on for some time now.


Todd Park: "I found at HHS that the best way to get a project done in
government is find the people that had that idea years ago and recruit them
to work for you."




Dr. Brand Niemann

Director and Senior Data Scientist

Semantic Community





From: Thomas, George (OS/ASA/OCIO/OEA) [mailto:George.Thomas1@hhs.gov] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 11:45 AM
To: ckan-dev@lists.okfn.org; info@codeforamerica.org;
Cc: gov@omg.org; public-egov-ig@w3.org; Luis Bermudez; Chris Musialek
Subject: healthdata.gov/developer challenges
Importance: High


Seven domain and platform healthdata.gov/developer challenges were announced
at this years Health Datapalooza [1]. An overview of the planned challenges
can be found here [2]. Two are open now to interested submitters, a Metadata
[3] and WebID [4] based challenges, with $35K prizes each, closing in early
October 2012. For more overall context on the open source healthdata.gov
platform and related developer challenges, see this presentation [5] that
briefly describes our direction and related works. 


The challenge releases are sequenced in order to build on each other,
culminating with the continuation of a recent HHS OCIO / DERI [6]
collaboration that leverages WebID AuthN (and can also be used as an API key
for any service requestor agent) integrated with the (data.gov.uk developed)
Linked Data API [7] and a Privacy Preference Ontology [8] driven AuthZ
implementation, which was the subject of #semtechbiz 2012 presentation [9].
We believe this represents one approach to realizing the goal of achieving
'data element access services' as described in the PCAST Health IT Report
[10], enabling a shift toward 'securing data, not just devices' [11]. 


The standards, tools, languages and components described in the current
collateral on healthdata.gov exemplify what we're currently using and where
we're planning on going, but we're certainly open to any and all approaches
that are more innovative or effective. More details about the next set of
challenges to be released are forthcoming in subsequent /developer blog


Please disseminate this call for participation and collaboration widely at
your discretion and include #healthdata hashtag where appropriate. Threaded
discussion will occur on challenge.gov, with moderated blog post comments on
healthdata.gov, but feel free to also email me if you're interested in
participating and; you have any questions or observations, you want to
understand more about the utility of key=value pairs where key's have HTTP
URI's [12], you want to know what we think distinguishes 'Web 2.0' and 'Web
3.0' API's, you want to flame me with your misunderstanding of linked data
and knowledge graphs, or whatever else is on your mind. 


We would like to thank W3C, OMG, OGC voluntary consensus standards
organizations and the GSA Data.gov PMO tech leaders for participating as our
organizational partners to review your challenge submissions. We hope *you*
will engage with us as we attempt to enhance the capabilities of our open
source platform and the utility of our linked health data, and that you'll
decide to either team up or go it alone and compete in our developer




George Thomas, @georgethomas

U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

healthdata.gov/developer lead

W3C Government Linked Data WG co-chair


[1] http://www.hdiforum.org/

[2] http://www.healthdata.gov/developer-challenges-overview

[3] http://www.healthdata.gov/blog/domain-challenge-1-metadata

[4] http://www.healthdata.gov/blog/platform-challenge-1-simplified-sign

[5] http://www.healthdata.gov/blog/healthdatagov-now-next-and-challenges

[6] http://soso.deri.ie/

[7] http://code.google.com/p/linked-data-api/

[8] http://vocab.deri.ie/ppo

[9] http://semtechbizsf2012.semanticweb.com/sessionPop.cfm?confid=65
=4539> &proposalid=4539 


[11] http://fedscoop.com/vanroekel-park-cut-and-invest-balance-guides-it/

[12] http://json-ld.org/



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