As millions of consumers and providers add data to patient EHRs, a multitude of data will become available for the greater good. Researchers can anonymize the data and combine it with a large database containing vast amounts of information about the health of the population at a community level, nationally,...

An example of a successful public health campaign: U.S. Office of War Information employees received free inoculations against smallpox, as well as diphtheria and typhoid, in Washington in 1943. Credit Agence France-Presse/Library of Congress The following originally appeared on The Upshot (copyright 2018, The New York Times Company). Funding for health campaigns is surprisingly low when...

The following originally appeared on The Upshot (copyright 2018, The New York Times Company). Heart disease is the most common killer of men in the United States, and high blood pressure is one of the greatest risk factors for heart disease. Despite knowing this for some time, we have had a hard time getting patients...