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Health systems and hospitals that are taking financial risk for keeping people healthy aren't the only ones that want access to patient-generated data. Drug and biotech firms know patient-reported information can help get their products to market faster and assess how they perform in the real world.
Clinical trial recruitment has long been one of the most challenging areas of drug development, and finding patients for these trials has become only more complex as the medical field gains a greater understanding of cancer pathways and genomics.
California is moving to become the first state to allow unauthorized immigrants to purchase insurance through the state exchange. The state Assembly has voted to open up Covered California to immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who want to purchase a health plan with their own funds.