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How social media can affect big data and healthcare

How Big Data & Social Media Can Improve Healthcare

“Clean” health data means a patient’s medical records are up to date with accurate information, and surprisingly, the cleanest data can be found on patient Facebook pages and other social media outlets.

A recent USA Today article, “If ‘Clean,’ Big Data Can Improve U.S. Healthcare,” highlights how social media use can help improve the health data landscape and make the lives of both physicians and patients easier. According to columnist John Shinal, the most accurate healthcare data shared via social media provides companies who work closely with healthcare data and medical records an advantage in predicting health outcomes and trends.

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