Stanford Medicine December 13, 2018

The report finds a rapid increase in the volume and utility of health-related data, creating an opportunity to democratize health care.

An explosion in data is driving increased democratization in health care, according to the second annual Health Trends Report published today by Stanford Medicine.

Building on last year’s findings about the emergence and changing role of data in medicine, the latest report takes a deeper look at how using and sharing data will transform research, the practice of medicine and the role patients play in their own health care. 

This transformation is being driven by the growing volume of available data across the health care system, as well as new...