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June 19, 2013

Building Trust in the Power of “Big Data” Research to Serve the Public Good

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, Washington.

JAMA. 2013;309(23):2443-2444. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.5914

To improve health care in the United States, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has advanced the “learning health care system”—a place where “each patient-care experience naturally reflects the best available evidence, and, in turn, adds seamlessly to learning what works best in different circumstances.”1,2