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21st Century Health Care Demands New Models for Population Health Data Aggregation and Sharing: A Federated Approach


This paper describes the value of a distributed approach to population health efforts that span clinical research, quality measurement and public health. The goal of the paper is to challenge the traditional paradigm which relies on centralized data repositories with more distributed models where data collection and analysis remains as close to local data sources as possible. We will propose that a distributed approach is desirable because it allows for information to reside more closely with those who can act upon it and it can overcome existing barriers by allowing information to be shared more rapidly and effectively while minimizing privacy risks.

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