Collecting and sharing data for population health: A new paradigm

Carol C. Diamond, Farzad Mostashari, Clay Shirky

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    Health information technology (IT) has great potential to transform health care and inform population health goals in clinical research, quality measurement, and public safety. To fully realize the benefits of health IT for population health, we must focus on new models that maximize efficiency, encourage rapid learning, and protect patients' privacy. In this paper we explore the advantages of a networked model for analyzing population health information, providing several examples. Although broadening the use of networked models is challenging, the societal benefits of a networked model merit continued exploration and the development of workable solutions.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)454-466
    Number of pages13
    JournalHealth Affairs
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - Mar 2009

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Health Policy


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