The Knight Foundation has selected the next frontier for its Knight News Challenge: Health!
As Knight said in its announcement:
"Health is a topic relevant to all of us. It’s an area where journalism, open data and public information become imminently relevant and useful to communities; where we have a direct, tangible opportunity to help people learn more and make smart choices through the use of technology and data."
As someone who grew up as a journalist — and since has spent more than 20 years trying to help reporters, editors and consumers understand health care — I see this as a project that can improve care and ultimately build healthier communities.
Information, technology and patient experience are rapidly converging in health care — and the Holy Grail will be a better informed and engaged patient and a healthier, more vibrant society.
This will be a project well worth following.
Knight will announce more specifics in August — on Twitter and on its News Challenge page.