In March 2006, the HealthGrid community held the HealthGrid: Grid Technologies for Biomedicine Conference and laid out the roadmap for the planning and development of the U.S. HealthGrid. The mission is to translate research knowledge to enable better health outcomes within communities and to develop information that "health decision makers" (i.e., individuals, medical practitioners, payers and administrators) can use. (casino espaņol)    (3LCW)

In October 2006, the HealthGrid Core Strategic Planning Group, comprised of authoritative leaders from key U.S. Government agencies, met to discuss the intersection of priorities related to the development of the U.S. HealthGrid -- where biomedicine meets grid technologies. The federal leaders addressed strategic planning interests of individual Federal agency programs related to the HealthGrid. Thirty HealthGrid Strategic Core Group leaders were invited by the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) to participate in an introductory planning session held at the National Science Foundation.    (3LCX)