Tag Archives: Healthcare

Data-driven healthcare is crucial to build learning health systems

New research by the Regenstrief Institute suggests that the widespread use of electronic health records systems hold the keys to accelerate evidence-generating and evidence-based medicine. EHR systems, now widely deployed and used by provider organizations, can enable broader development of learning health systems, the HIT research organization contends. As a consequence of nearly universal adoption… Read More »

U.S. spends more on healthcare, but not on social services spending, study finds

There’s broad consensus that the U.S. spends too much on healthcare, but it’s not because it doesn’t invest enough in social services, according to a new study published in Health Affairs. Using data over a 35-year period, from 1980 to 2015, the research compared healthcare spending and social spending among 35 countries in the Organization… Read More »

A Proposal to Improve Healthcare and Make It More Affordable

By STEVE ZECOLA Americans spend about $ 3 trillion per year on healthcare, or about $ 10,000 per person per year. Despite these expenditures, Americans are worse off than their international counterparts with respect to infant mortality, life expectancy and the prevalence of chronic conditions. In policy debates, Republicans mostly prefer to let the marketplace… Read More »