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NLM to Participate in Health Datapalooza IV

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) will join with other health data leaders and innovators for the fourth annual Health Datapalooza. The unique event will be held June 3-4, 2013 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.

Health Datapalooza IV highlights new, innovative and effective ways health data is being used by companies, startups, academics, government agencies and individuals. More than 1,500 people are expected to attend.

The event is organized by a consortium of private sector, non-profit and government agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NLM, a part of HHS, has participated every year.

NLM, the world's largest medical library, has been making its electronic data freely available for decades so that others can use it to develop new products and services. Additionally, NLM provides application programming interfaces (APIs) so that external products and services, such as electronic health records, can easily access our data.

NLM experts will be in the Health Datapalooza exhibit hall (booth 12) to explain how developers can tap into the variety of NLM data including: medical literature; consumer health information; clinical trials; medical terminology; and drugs. NLM also will participate in the "Datalab" breakout session featuring federal government data experts.


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