Niall Brennan

Chief data officer leaving Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


​Niall Brennan, chief data officer for CMS, is leaving ​the agency, FedScoop has learned.

Medicare tool is on fire, or at least on FHIR


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is fighting to improve its Blue Button service, designed to allow Medicare beneficiaries access to their electronic medical records with a single click. The agency's next weapon? FHIR — pronounced "fire."

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.

Federal data collection needs a purpose, federal leaders say


Despite the hype surrounding big data, federal data leaders offered this warning: Just because it's there doesn't mean you have to collect it.