Data, medicine, insurance reform and a round up of health policy blogs

Health data is a theme of this edition of the Health Wonk Review because it is also the focus of the current Knight News Challenge. That contest rewards media innovation with seed money. They use the word “challenge” literally, asking for innovative responses to question: How can we harness data and information for the health … Continue reading Data, medicine, insurance reform and a round up of health policy blogs

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A primer on using data to stay healthy and get well

  How do you choose a new doctor or a nursing home? Get information on toxins in your neighborhood.? Search an index of reliable, up-to-date medical findings? Ask friends, do a web search or brave an impenetrable government database?  The HealthDecider data links to the left are designed to help. Most are national, but some … Continue reading A primer on using data to stay healthy and get well