At the September 2011 Health 2.0 conference, I asked attendees two questions:

(1) What is Health 2.0?

(2) What are you doing to promote health data liberation?  

Many of the folks I spoke with used Todd Park's locution: ¬°data liberaci√≥n!  I posted recently about one data liberation initiative; HHS, with Todd Park as CTO, is pursuing many more.  Check out this playlist of eighteen very short video interviews, and meet some interesting people with cool ideas.  Block out half an hour, or bookmark this page and listen to a few at a time.

I spoke with Regina Holliday, Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, Ramin Bastani, Janice McCallum, Ash Damle, Sunnie Southern, Mathew Browning, Mark Scrimshire, Alex Fair, Christine Kraft, Lygeia Ricciardi, Andre Blackman, Matthew Holt, Jef Kozloff, Farzad Mostashari, Paulo Machado, Joe Flower and Nikolai Kirienko.  Each of them has something important to say, and each comes at these questions from a different perspective — patient, entrepreneur, activist, government official, disruptive innovator, thinker, consultant.  Those who were wearing jackets painted by Regina Holliday show them off before starting to answer the two questions. 

Health 2.0 Fall 2011 vlog with David Harlow aka HealthBlawg

Of course, I was not the only person walking around with a video camera; I was caught here at the end of the Health 2.0 pre-conferences, emphasizing my hope that Health 2.0 innovations will increasingly be enabled to communicate with each other and with other platforms so that information collected or generated through use of these tools can be aggregated, analyzed, and actually used by patients, caregivers and health care providers to improve individual and population health: 

David Harlow at Health 2.0

David Harlow
The Harlow Group LLC
Health Care Law and Consulting