Press Releases / December 11, 2014

New $10,000 Award for Best Health Care Blogging

Washington, DC – December 11, 2014 – NIHCM Foundation is introducing a new Health Care Digital Media Award, which will recognize excellence in digital media that improves understanding of health care through analysis grounded in empirical evidence.

The winner, selected by an independent panel of experts, will receive a $10,000 cash prize.

“We have been so impressed by the influence of digital media on health care issues,” said Nancy Chockley, President and CEO of NIHCM Foundation. “We want to recognize those bloggers who are a cut above, who are changing the way we look at health care.”

An outstanding group of journalists, researchers and digital trailblazers will serve as judges for this new award:

  • Chris Conover, Duke University
  • Austin Frakt, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Matthew Holt, The Health Care Blog
  • Megan McArdle, Bloomberg View
  • Michael Millenson, Health Quality Advisors LLC
  • Uwe Reinhardt, Princeton University
  • Avik Roy, Forbes

The 1st Annual NIHCM Foundation Health Care Digital Media Award is open to work published specifically for an online audience in 2014. Submissions will be accepted from independent blogs and blogs or verticals associated with news outlets, research journals, universities and other organizations.

“There’s a melding of traditional roles and boundaries happening in right now in digital media—where researchers are publishing on news sites, journalists are leading with charts, and a patient armed with a laptop can have a powerful voice,” said Ms. Chockley. “This award recognizes that important insights can come from anywhere.”

The winner will be announced at NIHCM Foundation’s 21st Annual Awards Dinner on June 1, 2015 in Washington, DC, along with the winners in four other categories: research, general circulation print journalism, trade print journalism, and television and radio journalism.

The deadline for entry is February 18, 2015. Visit for more information and online entry.


The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the effectiveness, efficiency and quality of the U.S. health care system. The Foundation funds and conducts research and educational activities and fosters dialogue between public and private stakeholders on a range of health care issues.


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