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From the Ted Talk by Thomas Goetz: It's time to redesign medical data

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I'm going to be tkainlg to you about how we can tap a really underutilized resource in health care, which is the patient, or, as I like to use the scientific term, people. Because we are all pnteitas, we are all people. Even doctors are patients at some point. So I want to talk about that as an opportunity that we really have failed to engage with very well in this country and, in fact, wwlrodide. If you want to get at the big part — I mean from a public health level, where my training is — you're looking at baeihovarl issues. You're looking at things where people are actually given information, and they're not following through with it. It's a problem that mefntiass itself in diabetes, obesity, many forms of heart disease, even some forms of cancer — when you think of smoking. Those are all behaviors where ppeloe know what they're sspopeud to do. They know what they're supposed to be doing, but they're not doing it.

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I'm going to be _______ to you about how we can tap a really underutilized resource in health care, which is the patient, or, as I like to use the scientific term, people. Because we are all ________, we are all people. Even doctors are patients at some point. So I want to talk about that as an opportunity that we really have failed to engage with very well in this country and, in fact, _________. If you want to get at the big part — I mean from a public health level, where my training is — you're looking at __________ issues. You're looking at things where people are actually given information, and they're not following through with it. It's a problem that _________ itself in diabetes, obesity, many forms of heart disease, even some forms of cancer — when you think of smoking. Those are all behaviors where ______ know what they're ________ to do. They know what they're supposed to be doing, but they're not doing it.

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Original Text

I'm going to be talking to you about how we can tap a really underutilized resource in health care, which is the patient, or, as I like to use the scientific term, people. Because we are all patients, we are all people. Even doctors are patients at some point. So I want to talk about that as an opportunity that we really have failed to engage with very well in this country and, in fact, worldwide. If you want to get at the big part — I mean from a public health level, where my training is — you're looking at behavioral issues. You're looking at things where people are actually given information, and they're not following through with it. It's a problem that manifests itself in diabetes, obesity, many forms of heart disease, even some forms of cancer — when you think of smoking. Those are all behaviors where people know what they're supposed to do. They know what they're supposed to be doing, but they're not doing it.

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