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The Other Human Genome – the Microbiome

Not all causes of disease can be explained by human genetics; there are trillions of bacteria in our bodies that can affect healthy gene expression and development - these bacteria are called microbes. Current statistics show that the number of…

(Part 3) The Data “Revolution” in Healthcare: Obstacles and Opportunities

Part Three: Election Day special: Regulatory Obstacles (continued from Part Two) By Ellen Martin Here is a 352-page description of US healthcare regulation as of 2006: Robert I. Field’s Health Care Regulation in America: Complexity, Confrontation, and Compromise. It is always mind…

(Part 2) The Data “Revolution” in Healthcare: Obstacles and Opportunities

Part Two: Healthcare Structural Issues (continued from Part One) By Ellen Martin First, let’s recognize the fundamental market disconnect between providers, patients and third-party payers like employers, insurance companies, and managed care. This detachment is a fundamental reason as to why…

(Part 1) The Data “Revolution” in Healthcare: Obstacles and Opportunities

Part One: Introduction By Ellen Martin As evidenced by StrataRx, as well as our Hype and Hope white paper, expectations run high regarding data’s potential to transform healthcare: lower costs, fewer errors, and better patient outcomes. So high, indeed, as…

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