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“While the health network is extremely localized to one area of one state, using data to inform precise medical decision-making appears to be the wave of the future,” says Ann Mongovern, the associate director of Health Care Ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California.
“Many hospitals and hospital systems don’t yet try to do this at all, which is striking given where we’re at in terms of our general technical ability in this society,” Mongovern says.
“You’re going to need to do this to stay competitive,” she says. “But there’s obviously big challenges, not the least of which is patient trust.”
Ann Mongoven, associate director of Healthcare Ethics, quoted in Leapsmag.