RowdMap, Inc. Chief Scientific Officer, Joshua Rosenthal, PhD Joins Health Datapalooza 2016 Steering Committee to Help Health Plans and Physicians Use Open Health Data

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Joshua Rosenthal, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer of RowdMap, Inc. joins the Health Datapalooza 2016 Steering Committee, the leading national event from the Health Data Consortium, a public-private partnership dedicated to using open health data to improve healthcare.

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Over the past few years, we’ve seen the release of public health data with a magnitude and scope that rivals other government public data releases that have transformed markets such as geolocation and weather data.

Joshua Rosenthal, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, RowdMap, Inc. joins the Health Datapalooza 2016 Steering Committee alongside Kavita Patel, MD, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution and Former Director of Policy, The White House; Niall Brennan, Chief Data Officer and Director, Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Mandi Bishop, Health Plan Analytics Innovation Practice Lead, Dell; Jonathan Blum, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs at CareFirst Blue Cross; Elizabeth Fowler, Vice President of Global Health Policy, Johnson & Johnson; Charles Ornstein, Senior Reporter, ProPublica; Paul Wallace, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President for Clinical Translation, Optum Labs; Chair of the board of directors for AcademyHealth; and others.

Health Datapalooza is a national conference focused on liberating health data, and bringing together the companies, startups, academics, government agencies, and individuals with the newest and most innovative and effective uses of health data to improve patient outcomes and the steering committee serves to guide its strategy and direction, providing expertise from for-profit, government, and academic settings. The conference began in 2010 as part of the Health Data Initiative, launched by the National Academy of Science, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Health Datapalooza is now organized by the Health Data Consortium (HDC), a collaboration among government, non-profit, and private sector organizations working to foster the availability and use of health data to drive innovations that improve health and health care. HDC members include HHS, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, AcademyHealth, PWC, Merck, Hewlett Packard and RowdMap, Inc. among others.

Joshua Rosenthal, PhD, an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®, serves as the Chief Scientific Officer of RowdMap, Inc. and on the Data Group advising on the innovation, uses, policy and tactics of open data for the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), the statutory public advisory body to the Secretary of Health and Human Services in the area of health data and statistics.

The past few years has seen the release of public healthdata with a magnitude and scope that rivals the other government public data releases that have transformed markets such as geolocation and weather data. The public health care data continues to grow in size, scope and utility with marked impact on transforming the delivery of healthcare and its transition from the historic Fee for Service (FFS) economic model to value based risk arrangements. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and HHS have made historic data releases including the largest data set of doctors and hospitals in history to support identifying provider practice patterns with national and regional benchmarks in order to transition the delivery of care to value based payments.

“As health plans and providers move from large groups of employee populations to government programs such as Medicaid Advantage, Medicaid, Exchange and Marketplaces, where the populations are more difficult to estimate costs and disease burden and the books of business turnover more rapidly, the government data provides stunning value for effectively improving care, reducing costs, and improving patient and member experiences,” Joshua Rosenthal, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, RowdMap, Inc.

About RowdMap, Inc. :
An Ernst and Young EY Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) winner, RowdMap helps health plans, government payers, providers, and hospital systems develop Risk-Readiness (SM) strategies to excel as they transition from fee-for- service to pay-for value. As CMS sunsets fee-for-service payments, RowdMap's Risk-Readiness (SM) Platform helps payers and providers identify and manage unwarranted and unexpected variation. RowdMap identifies ideal provider arrangements based on provider practice patterns and population characteristics within a geography. Payers and providers then use RowdMap to build strategies around these new risk relationships. RowdMap helps them enter new markets, segment populations, identify waste, design products, and understand referral patterns. RowdMap's platform comes preloaded with government benchmarks out of the box no IT integration required. RowdMap's Risk-Readiness (SM) Platform works across all market segments and has significantly larger returns than traditional, medical economic approaches.

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