Analyze data, save lives, win $3 million

Posted: February 5th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Snippets | Tags: , , , | 9 Comments »

Our friends at Kaggle are hosting the Heritage Health Prize. Launching April 4, the competition is seeking an algorithm that can predict patients at high risk for hospital admissions.

It’s difficult to do meaningful work with health data due to a variety of policy, legal, and technical challenges. The success of this contest will be something we can all point to as an indicator that we need to make more mindful decisions about how health data is managed and analyzed.

Who’s up for a dataists team entry?


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  • http://twitter.com/jakeporway Jake Porway

    Oo oo! (raises hand excitedly) Pick me, pick me!

    I was actually just thinking today about what kind of a team would be best for this challenge and a dataist team seems like it would be a strong contender. Feel free to ping me if you guys need some extra hands.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2021429 Alex Companioni

    This Kaggle contest looks like an exciting chance to impact health care. And think of the data we’ll work with!

    Count me in, I’m very interested. Reach me at achompas [at] Google’s mail (or just post on here) if you want to get something together.

  • http://twitter.com/zdmann ZdMann

    high. stress. crappy food. poisin in theSYSTEm analyze that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=300300045 Wouter Oosterbosch

    I’d love to be able to contribute to this.

  • Josh

    Did anyone start on this? What is the team name so we can watch the leaderboard?

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