Contest shows how big data can improve health care

Monday - 6/4/2012, 4:57pm EDT

Participants in the Health 2.0 Boston Big Data Code-a-Thon were challenged to create applications that turned large amounts of health data into usable information.

The winner - the "No Sleep Kills" website, which teaches people about the dangers of not getting enough sleep.

Developers used data from multiple sources including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to create the site.