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Big Data Declares a War on Cancer

In 1970, cancer was the second-leading cause of death in the United States. President Nixon made fighting this disease a priority in his 1971 State of the Union address: “I will also ask for an appropriation of an extra $100 million to launch an intensive campaign to find a cure … (read full article)

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Why Is Healthcare Struggling with Patient Engagement?

Banks, airlines and other consumer industries have long since figured out how to engage customers using technology. But not so with healthcare, according to a report from Chilmark Research. The report — based on interviews with healthcare executives, clinicians and technology suppliers — found that basic patient portals tied to … (read full article)

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Four benefits of electronic health records

Leaders from industry, academia, and health care discuss the rollout of this technology at The Atlantic’s sixth annual Health Care Forum Today The Atlantic Health Care Forum brought together leading policymakers and industry experts in medicine, public health, and nutrition to have conversations about the state of the nation’s health … (read full article)

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Taking the Digital Leap Saves Community $20+ Million in Preventable Health Care Costs

Hospitalizations dropped by almost 3,000 people over a two-year period in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, thanks to a variety of quality changes and investments in electronic health records (EHR). This tool collects and shares critical health information about individual patients and populations across health care settings. The nearly 11 percent drop … (read full article)

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