The National Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities are collaborating on a project to gather input on the current state of science and research on minority health and health disparities. A key component is the use of big data and its role in reducing health disparities.
A paper published in the latest issue of Ethnicity and Disease identifies three major opportunities for big data to reduce health disparities: 1) incorporate social determinants of health information into the EHR, 2) include data on targeted populations to focus public health interventions, and 3) expand data-driven research to better understand the etiology of health disparities. The paper and more information is available here.
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