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?