Obama chief data scientist: Trumpcare health plan would ‘cripple’ precision medicine
DJ Patil argues that Trumpcare would threaten the country's ability to leverage data to advance medical science, particularly in the fight against major diseases like cancer.
White House: Done wrong, big data can hurt civil rights
In a report released this week, officials warn that sound analytical practices have failed to keep pace with technology that allows for much easier collection of and access to information. The resulting gap creates the possibility that poor people, racial minorities or other disadvantaged populations could be discriminated against — even by supposedly neutral algorithms.
White House data guru to counties: Unlock your data
At the National Association of Counties’ Tech Innovation Summit, White House Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil told counties data silos are the 'biggest blocker' for data-driven innovation.
Patil: Digital health data can be ‘super power’
The goal of ubiquitous health data isn't to eliminate doctors or replace them with computers, White House Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil said Thursday, but rather to give patients and their physicians "super powers" to make better decisions about health care.
HHS launches refresh for HealthData.gov
The data repository from the Department of Health and Human Services gets a refresh after being unveiled five years ago.
DJ Patil on police data: Cleaning is ’80 percent of the hard work’
U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil hosted a Twitter chat Wednesday to discuss how the White House's Police Data Initative will work.