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Big Data and Ambulatory Care: Breaking Down Legal Barriers to Support Effective Use

This article, written by Jane Hyatt Thorpe and Elizabeth Gray for the Journal for Ambulatory Care Management, provides an overview of big data as it pertains to health care and explains the legal framework that governs its use and application. The article addresses the most pervasive perceived barriers to the use of big data in the health care industry and identifies several ways big data can be effectively and appropriately used in ambulatory care settings. In particular, the article focuses on how big data can transform the delivery of health care and improve health care quality while remaining compliant with state and federal privacy regulations.
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