UnitedHealth Group Inc. and Mayo Clinic are set to unveil a new research initiative that will draw on millions of health-insurance claims and in-depth clinical patient records, part of a broader effort in the health industry to glean insights about care from a growing flood of data…The initiative will focus on research into "best outcomes for patients at lower costs," said John H. Noseworthy, chief executive of Mayo Clinic, a nonprofit. Some initial projects include analyzing how to improve the diagnosis of hepatitis C and looking at the relative cost-effectiveness of certain medical devices, the partners said.
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