The U.S. is in a healthcare crisis.
$2.9 Trillionon healthcare
That’s more than the government spends on defense, social security, education, veterans’ benefits and income security* combined.
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We’re creating an automated, connected, and coordinated high-quality healthcare delivery system to drive the best clinical outcomes in the most cost-effective manner.
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West Health Policy Center's Christopher Pope gets published in Health Affairs blog with a post on overutilization of emergency department services in hospitals
The San Diego Union-Tribune interviews Dr. Joe Smith of West Health and the Center for Medical Interoperability about connecting medical devices in this Q and A
Becker's cites West Health Institute research in this overview of interoperability
HealthITAnalytics cites the West Health Institute's survey on nurses and interoperability