The United States is about to move forward to make its high-cost medical system more transparent and efficient, and perhaps more focused on health outcomes and cost avoidance. The change comes from outside the system, driven by database technology and reformers seeking to shine light on how health care dollars are spent. The new measures will allow physician and hospital level analysis of outcome and cost performance, and should eventually transform the way this long poorly-accountable and intransigent system operates. Learn more about the new data transparency measures, with applicability for all nations today, at Medical Care Data Release.

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