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Decentralizing the Analysis of Health Data
The Health Care Blog

The transition from paper to digital health care records promises a significantly enhanced ability to leverage claims and clinical data for secondary uses – uses beyond that for which the health data was originally collected, such as research, public health surveillance, or fraud prevention. Done properly, these secondary uses of data that were originally collected for treatment or payment can aid the creation of a more effective, information-driven health care system.