Have you ever wondered why your computer often shows you ads that seem tailor-made for your interests? The answer is big data. By combing through extremely large datasets, analysts can reveal patterns in your behavior

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This Users’ Guide facilitates integration of patient-reported outcomes in the electronic health record, enabling use of PRO data for multiple clinical, research, and administrative applications, and thereby promoting patient-centered care. Authors include our Joe Ali

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Most people are aware they can donate their organs when they die. Doing so is very important: Each deceased donor can save several lives if he donates his organs and tissue and they are used for transplantation. …. But organs aren’t the only thing that you can donate once you’re dead. What about donating your medical data?

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Medical records don’t simply store facts about an individual’s health. There’s a big potential for a database of medical records to be mined to help shape an individual’s treatment

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Ideally, speaking up shouldn’t be a problem. But sometimes you have to tread carefully

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A data-sharing agreement obtained by New Scientist shows that Google DeepMind’s collaboration with the NHS goes far beyond what it has publicly announced

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Ransomware that locks up patient data in hospitals is disrupting medical care, and the problem is set to get worse

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Sometimes, before I interview new patients, while I’m waiting for them to be transported from the emergency department to the medical floor, I play a game…

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