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Using Person-Centered Health Analytics to Live Longer: Leveraging Engagement, Behavior Change, and Technology for a Healthy Life by Dwight McNeill

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1. It’s About Health Outcomes!

While the United States continues to argue about whether and how to provide all of its citizens with health insurance and how to contain the high costs of health care, it has lost sight of the purpose of it all. The purpose of the vast $2.8 trillion health care industry, the most expensive by far of all countries in the world, is to produce better health for all Americans. It is failing and it is getting worse.

Health Care’s Veiled Purpose

Why has the United States taken its eyes off the prize of better health? Part of the reason is that many Americans believe the slogans from some political pundits who say that the American health care system is the best in the world and should not be touched with reforms like ...

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