The Beauty of Health Data – Exhibition and Competition 2014


“The Beauty of Health Data” is a national exhibition and competition of health data visualizations hosted by the Foundation for Healthcare Innovation (FHI) and in collaboration with organizations that believe that health data can reveal insightful connections, patterns, and stories, around health.


John Snow 1854 Broad Street Cholera Map

Some of medical and healthcare science’s most powerful statements are not made in words. Health data has the power to inform, excite, and influence behavior that leads to improved health at the individual and population level. To visualize is to enlighten! Information in health and medicine is visceral and provides the most immediate and influential connection between care providers, researchers, and patients–and the best hope for nurturing popular interest.

Health data can be beautiful.


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Key Dates

  • Submissions currently being accepted

  • March 15th, 2014 – Submission deadline

  • April 2014 – Winning entries notified

  • June 1-3, 2014 – Winning entries announced & exhibited at Health Datapalooza


Florence Nightingale Diagram

“Diagram of the Causes of Mortality in the army in the East” by Florence Nightingale

Awards and Prizes


  • Over $5,000 in cash and prizes to winning submissions

  • At least $500 for top submission in each category; At least $1,000 in prizes (cash prize or iPad Air) for the top entry in the Best Overall Visualization Category

  • (1) One free registration to Health Datapalooza 2014 for the winning submission in each category

  • All entries will be exhibited on the FHI and Health Datapalooza website

  • Top entries will be recognized and widely exhibited at the 2014 Health Datapalooza conference in Washington, DC

  • Additional prizes to be announced