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6/20/2019 A revolution in health care is coming - Data and medicine 1/6 Data and medicine A revolution in health care is coming Welcome to Doctor You Feb 1st 2018 Print edition | Leaders NO WONDER they are called “patients”. When people enter the health-care systems of rich countries today, they know what they will get: prodding doctors, endless tests, ba¢ing jargon, rising costs and, above all, long waits. Some stoicism will always be needed, because health care is complex and diligence matters. But frustration is boiling over. This week three of the biggest names in American business—Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase—announced a new venture to provide better, cheaper health care for their employees. A fundamental problem with today’s system is that patients lack knowledge and control. Access to data can bestow both.
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6/20/2019 A revolution in health care is coming - Data and medicine 2/6 The internet already enables patients to seek online consultations when and where it suits them. You can take over-the- counter tests to analyse your blood, sequence your genome and check on the bacteria in your gut. Yet radical change demands a shift in emphasis, from providers to patients and from doctors to data. That shift is happening. Technologies such as the smartphone allow people to monitor their own health. The possibilities multiply when you add the crucial missing ingredients—access to your own medical records and the ability easily to share information with those you trust. That allows you to reduce ine ciencies in your own treatment and also to provide data to help train medical algorithms.
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