$2 Million for New Ideas on How to Analyze Public Health Data

The Knight Foundation will grant shares of two million dollars in prize money to the winners of a contest that requires entrants to submit innovative, unique ways to analyze public health data. The winners must use the money in order to develop their ideas, and the ideas must be in by September 17, 2013. Among the entries already received, one asks patients to agree to the release of health care data after their deaths; one proposes a food poisoning tracker; and one proposes a new dataset to show “how doctors, hospitals, laboratories and other health care providers team together to treat Medicare patients.”

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