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How Geisinger Health System Uses Big Data to Save Lives

Harvard Business Review profiles Geisingers use of analytics and natural language processing to drive earlier identification of sepsis, improve post-acute follow up care for patients who have non-critical conditions diagnosed during a hospitalization, and track surgical outcomes and costs.

The Children of Agent Orange

ProPublica and the Virginian-Pilot analyze decades-old data from the Department of Veterans Affairs and find that the odds of having a child born with birth defects is significantly higher among veterans exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.

Amidst Political Uncertainty, the shift to Value Continues: PwC Health Research Institute’s Top Health Industry Trends for 2017

PwC publishes its list of top issues healthcare issues for 2017, which includes shifting to value-based reimbursement models, engaging patients more effectively, modernizing payment processes, and adopting new technologies to drive each of these initiatives.

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