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Science and the Environment

Virtual Care: It's Not All in Your Mind

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Todd Stewart, Mercy Health Systems Manager of Informatics, states early on that the goal of informatics is using technology to connect the clinicians to the patients in multiple ways. As he and Keela Davis who is the director of Mercy Medical Research Institute explain, the future trend is to leverage the size and breadth of Mercy’s patient population with information processing in order to direct medical treatment.

Medical teams will use data-mining techniques to investigate all possible influences on positive patient outcomes. In the segment, we discuss the implications for the public and health care.