David Hale is the project manager of Pillbox, a National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health/Food and Drug Administration open government initiative. Through collaboration with clinical and patient communities, Pillbox has restructured government pharmaceutical data to create a platform for innovation, promoting the development of resources that empower and enable communities to solve health challenges.
Known as a technology entrepreneur in government, Mr. Hale is a frequent speaker on the subject of open government and community engagement in the process of opening health data. He is part of the Community Health Data Initiative (CHDI), a initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help consumers and communities derive value from the nation’s wealth of health data. As a member of the Health 2.0 Developer Challenge Working Group, an implementation of CHDI, he is developing a collaborative framework for government, communities, and technologists to improve outcomes through the creation of environments for health application development.
Mr. Hale has also lead work related to semantic and natural language processing of H1N1-related social networking communication for biosurveillance, determination of public sentiment, and targeted information dissemination.
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