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Health Datapalooza: Harnessing Data to Improve Health Care

Have you ever wondered whether a new drug will react badly with one you already take? Or how to choose a new doctor based in part on her fees? The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are releasing vast amounts of data to help patients answer those questions--and many more. Broadcasting live from the Health Data Consortium's Health Datapalooza conference, Kojo explores how big data and apps that deliver it to consumers could change the health care system and empower patients.

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