7 Healthcare Big Data Projects Get Knight Foundation Funding To Push For Public Health

Deanna Pogorelc | MedCity News | January 15, 2014

An online portal connecting researchers with people willing to share their health data, a community health dashboard and a text-based counseling program for teens were the big winners of The Knight Foundation’s $2.2 million health data challenge.

Launched last summer, the challenge called on companies, nonprofits and individuals to submit ideas on how to turn large, publicly available datasets into useful information that informs health policy or helps consumers make better decisions.

The Knight Foundation teamed up with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the California HealthCare Foundation to develop the challenge, and with the Clinton Foundation and the Health Data Consortium to pick the winners, which were announced Tuesday at the Clinton Health Matters conference.