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How can we harness data and information for the health of communities? read the brief

Inspiration

The inspiration phase is an opportunity for all of us to share things that inspire us or inform our thinking about health and health data. Check out the Missions on the left as a starting point, and post your inspirations.

We're now in the Entries phase, so head on over there to submit your idea for potential funding, comment on other people's submissions, or look for opportunities to collaborate. 
Join public data and health care MISSION #4

Stopping Disease Progression is the Only Way to Improve Healthcare. We're Doing It One Brain at a Time and Improving Millions of Lives Around the World.

We are brain doctors, data scientists, and Health IT experts with 3 critical systems ready to build: 1 for doctors, providers, and payers; 1 for patients; 1 for data scientists. Each analyzing real, de-identified patient data, displayed in dashboards
Identify needs MISSION #2

What About Those 60 Million Americans Who Don't Know How to Use the Internet?

The ACA implementation is coming very soon, but what about the 60 million Americans who do not know how to use the Internet? Online exchange systems are rolling out across the country, yet many people won't know how to use them.
Identify needs MISSION #2

Sitting is Killing You -- But You Can Stop It

Humans have been an active species since our inception, but with day jobs becoming more computer heavy, and downtime being spend viewing screens (TV, computers, etc.) we are starting to see the detrimental effects of sitting.
Identify needs MISSION #2

Bridging data and connecting it to people

Today, obtaining the right health information and resources at the most urgent of times is nearly impossible. And as my friend learned, unfortunately, you never know you don't have that access until it's most needed.
Build on individual behavior MISSION #8
Health and well-being is invaluable for every human, in every community. The workplace should be a place where healthy habits gain more space and be improved.

Help employees at work every day to improve their healthy habits with fun and motivation

Health and well-being is invaluable for every human, in every community. The workplace should be a place where healthy habits gain more space and be improved.
Join public data and health care MISSION #4

We are what we eat

Love this data map from Massive Health.
Build on individual behavior MISSION #8
Thumbnail : An inexpensive cell phone can become a portal to better health outcomes and greater agency and self-determination in an increasingly technological environment.

HEALTHeME - Meaningful Engagement for Consumers with Their EHRs

HEALTHeME is a mobile and/or internet-based service helping consumers of varying technological literacy store, update, retrieve, and share their electronic health records, and access holistic, individualized health messages and information.
Identify needs MISSION #2
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Every 8 Minutes: reducing the growing number of pedestrian and bicyclist injuries and deaths in both urban and rural communities.

Every eight minutes, a pedestrian is injured in the United States. How can we use data to address the growing problem of pedestrian and bicyclist injuries and deaths?
Build on individual behavior MISSION #8
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FOPO Tracker (Food poisoning Tracker)

Tracking Food poisoning and Pin pointing the source of it remains a incredible challenge.What if we can leverage Location based information from mobile devices of affected individuals to intuitively identify and track the source of food poisoning?
Identify needs MISSION #2
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The Innovation of Lonliness

On the mental health side of things, have we, as a technologically social culture created a more efficient way of being lonely?
Finding new data sources MISSION #5
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Q: So where does one go to find health data? (Part 1: Data to measure healthcare quality and performance)

A: There already are wide-ranging health data publicly available to all, and the Health Data All-Stars website, published by the Health Data Consortium, catalogs 50 top sources for health data at the federal, state, and local levels.
Identify needs MISSION #2
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Empowering cost-conscious patients

What are some of the data and tools cost-conscious patients need to make better and more affordable healthcare decisions?
Build on individual behavior MISSION #8
Thumbnail : Man observing the Smog, looking east toward University of Utah and Wasatch Mountains, Salt Lake City, Utah. Photo by Howie Garber.*

Understanding the Air We Breathe

Air quality affects everyone. But, the information that’s available is difficult for the ordinary person to use in a meaningful way.
Crunching big data MISSION #7
Thumbnail : Man observing the Smog, looking east toward University of Utah and Wasatch Mountains, Salt Lake City, Utah. Photo by Howie Garber.*

Identifying Millions in public (over)spending by using Open Data: Mastadon C

Innovative startups working with the UK's national Health Service doctors and academics have found a simple way to save hundreds of millions of pounds by crunching the data available on prescription drugs such as Statin.
Help local officials make policy MISSION #3
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Gross National Happiness - a local movement

The Happiness Initiative's Gross National Happiness Index has been taken by over 40,000 people and by dozens of cities, campuses and communities nation wide to gain r understanding of where people perceive themselves to be hurting and thriving.
Finding new data sources MISSION #5
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Crowd-sourcing personalized medicine

We imagine a platform that records medications, efficacy, side effects and genetics. Users will receive alerts about risk for any drug or genetic interactions, clinical trials and recalls. These data will be mined to enable personalized medicine.
Crunching big data MISSION #7
Thumbnail : Gross National Happiness - the domains of happiness

Open Health Data Platform

The Open Health Data Platform is an initiative by Mastadon C and Connected Digital Economy Catapult (CDEC) to help provide greater transparency of the health of the UK. Currently the site is representing data such as Diabetes prevalence.
Finding new data sources MISSION #5
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Mappiness - a measure of Happiness

Happiness is notoriously difficult to quantify but that hasn't stopped two Professors at the London School of Economics from trying. They created an iPhone app that asks the user how happy they are periodically...
Finding new data sources MISSION #5
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Healthy Eating Options

In this busy, mobile world, people need to know where they can get something healthy on-the-go. What if there was a single, mobile-enabled database where restaurants could register to advertise menu items that met certain nutritional requirements?
Identify needs MISSION #2
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Personalize your health news

Have you ever read about a recent healthcare finding and wondered how this finding applies to you and your family? What if we could use your genetics, family history, & medical interests to personalize your health news?
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