Healthdata.gov, a website run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, describes itself as being “dedicated to making high value health data more accessible to entrepreneurs, researchers, and policy makers in the hopes of better health outcomes for all. In addition to publishing brand-new data, we've also focused on making existing data much easier for developers to use -- i.e., by making it machine-readable, downloadable and accessible via application programming interfaces -- while rigorously protecting privacy and confidentiality. We've made this growing inventory of publicly available data resources easily findable and accessible at a central location through the HealthData.gov website.” As of April 2018, Healthdata.gov contains over 2500 datasets.
Healthdata.gov highlights new information as it becomes available, with its homepage listing the most recently updated or uploaded datasets and flagging new blog posts and the latest user community comments. The website links to related agencies’ websites and to relevant Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).