Data Innovation

Data-Driven Medicine in the Age of Genomics

December 11, 2014 - 8:15am - 5:45pm
Reserve Officers Association
1 Constitution Avenue Northeast

Since the enactment of the HITECH Act in 2009, taxpayers and the medical industry have collectively invested more than $100 billion in an information technology infrastructure suited to America’s 21st century health needs. These investments hold vast potential for revolutionizing medical science, population health, and cost management. Read more »

Big Data is a Powerful Weapon in the Fight for Equality

October 23, 2014
| Blogs & Op-eds

Not only are fears that big data will lead to discrimination in the future likely overblown, but they have clouded the debate. Daniel Castro writes in The Hill that those working to fight discrimination should look to data as a way to further eliminate unjust biases in society, and create a more fair and transparent world.

Manufacturing and Warehousing IT News For VARs

Business Solutions Magazine
Daniel Castro and Mark Doms argue “Smart Manufacturing” can make US businesses more competitive.

ITIF Submits Comments to the National Science Foundation Regarding a National Privacy Research Strategy

October 17, 2014
| Testimony and Filings

To ensure the potential benefits of data-driven innovation are attained, the U.S. federal government should support research efforts to address the most pressing privacy and security research questions faced by industry and government. This filing describes five areas—healthcare, transportation, criminal justice, education, and social media—where additional research is needed on how to share data while best preserving privacy.

Are 'Hearables' the Next Big Thing in Fitness?

US News and World Report
Hearables can further enhance collection and utilization of data on health and fitness habits, enhancing wellness and quality of life.

Healthcare Insurance Regs Must Keep Up With Tech Advances

October 10, 2014
| Blogs & Op-eds

As adoption of wearables increases and health insurers rely more heavily on biometric data, consumers and industry alike will benefit from better healthcare outcomes and lower costs. However, antiquated rules need to be reformed if we hope to receive the full benefits of health data.

The Incredible Potential and Dangers of Data Mining Health Records

Washington Post
Health care's goal is to save lives, this should be the starting point regarding the discussion surrounding the use of health data, says Daniel Castro.

Data is the Key to the Factory of the Future

October 3, 2014
| Blogs & Op-eds

Maintaining a strong industrial sector is critical to ensuring our future competitiveness, and making better use of data and analytics is a key to building a healthy manufacturing industry. “smart manufacturing,” as this approach is often called, could create $371 billion in net global value over the next four years.