Press Release – Health Data Challenges

Health data challenges are open competitions that seek to draw on expertise and experience from a wide range of health, technology, open data and non-traditional partners to advance public health initiatives.

The Government of Canada has provided funding for MaRS Discovery District to run a series of data challenges that aim to provide further insight into Canadians’ health status, especially in the area of chronic disease prevention, by:

  • finding new ways to gather health information;
  • accessing and analyzing new, emerging data sources to complement existing health data; and
  • sharing ready-to-use methodologies with public health surveillance partners.

Full article at: Health Canada