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Are You Taking Advantage Of Free Healthcare Data?

Not even a decade ago, the healthcare technology and data landscape was much different than today. Can you remember a time before you could look up your symptoms online and spend the evening panicking that you may have a life threatening condition? There were no electronic scripts or health records (that mattered), no appointment scheduling or reminder services, no way to quickly research a medical condition, a drug, or the physician you are seeing next week, and there was certainly no way for the public to access data on how healthcare professionals refer patients, prescribe medication, or the adverse events reported for any given drug. While we are still in the very early stages of a healthcare data revolution, the recent advances have made a significant impact in how we understand and consume healthcare, whether we realize it or not.

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