11 June 2012

Practice Fusion Releases New EMR Dataset and Data Challenges

On June 6th, Practice Fusion released a new HIPAA-compliant research dataset that includes de-identified medical records of lab results, diagnoses, medications, allergies, immunizations, smoking status, visits to the doctor, and vital signs. 

In conjunction with the release of this dataset, Practice Fusion is partnering with Kaggle, "the leading platform for predictive modeling competitions," to host two public health data challenges for developers, designers, data scientists and researchers.

Prediction Challenge: This two-part challenge encourages researchers to first submit a prediction problem based on the dataset provided by Practice Fusion. Once the winning prediction problem is selected, the challenge to will be open to the entire research community. Prediction problem ideas must be submitted by June 30, 2012. The prediction contest will then run from July 5, 2012 - September 10, 2012. 

Open Challenge: Competitors are encouraged to combine Practice Fusion's clinical dataset with one or more public datasets available at www.data.gov to create something new. This can be anything from a disease map, personal health app, or a new tool. Submissions are open until September 10, 2012. 

Access the newly available dataset and learn more about these two competitions here: http://www.kaggle.com/c/pf2012.


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