09 May Joe Biden to healthcare leaders, technology developers, researchers: ‘We need you’
At Health Datapalooza, the Vice President said healthcare technology is inhibited by data silos and a lack of interoperability.
“We need to break down silos that keep research away from the world,” said Vice President Joe Biden at Health Datapalooza. “Researchers aren’t incentivized to share data, but they need to share data to find results more rapidly.”
For Vice President Joe Biden, his National Cancer Moonshot Initiative is more than just a government program – it’s personal.
When his son Beau was fighting cancer, getting his different hospitals to share information was incredibly difficult, Biden said Monday at Health Datapalooza in Washington. If the Vice President of the United States struggles to get access to information, he said, how difficult is it for those patients who don’t have that sort of sway?
“This matters,” said Biden. “It’s a matter of life and death.”
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