Kauffman report: open medical data to reduce healthcare costs

"[T]he Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation released a report...today that focuses on improving the cost-benefit balance in American health care through open access to medical data....The report, Valuing Health Care: Improving Productivity and Quality, is based on the recommendations of 31 experts from related fields....Specifically, the report recommends: Unleashing the power of information by breaking down silos and encouraging data sharing between research centers, medical offices, pharmaceutical companies, insurance firms and others; and that a new corps of data entrepreneurs be incentivized to collect and analyze existing medical data to discover and then disseminate new therapies...."

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