Investing In The Data Systems We Need To Create The Health System We Deserve

The national COVID-19 public health crisis revealed stark truths about our nation’s health care system: who it is and is not designed to support; how its foundational technologies are often designed to advance private health system and vendor goals over the public health good; and how, in a market-based system with fragmented checks on costs and little visibility into spend, cost growth is inevitable. Provided the fleeting gift of perspective as we emerge from a year of retrenchment into a year of response and of investing in health, it is important to reflect on what we have learned and how we—individually and collectively—can confront the deficiencies in our health information infrastructure and support the creation of a more equitable, integrated, and sustainable system of health.

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