The new ecosystem of health care data

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Dan Keating of The Washington Post; Charles Ornstein of ProPublica; Meghan Hoyer of The Associated Press
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 6 at 9:00am
  • Location: International 2-3
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

The world of health data is changing rapidly, with the release of huge data sets by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Food and Drug Administration. This session will provide an introduction to this data, along with story ideas about how to mine it and create news apps that help customize the information for your audience.

This session is good for: Anyone.

Speaker Bios

  • Meghan Hoyer is data editor at The Associated Press, where she analyzes data and helps disseminate national data sets to reporters across the country, guiding them to find local stories in the numbers. She previously worked at USA TODAY and The Virginian-Pilot. @meghanhoyer

  • Keating has done data and reporting at The Post since 1999. Previously worked 11 years at Miami Herald, including four years in Key West Bureau. Before that he was a cops-and-court reporter at The Berkshire Eagle. @dtkeating http://www.washingtonpost.com/people/dan-keating

  • Charles Ornstein oversees ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network, which works with local news organizations to produce accountability journalism on issues of importance to their communities. From 2008 to 2017, he was a senior reporter at ProPublica, covering health care and the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining ProPublica, he was was a reporter at the Los Angeles Times and the Dallas Morning News. He teaches at Columbia's journalism school. @charlesornstein

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