Social determinants of health, data dominate Boston event hosted by Atlantic magazine

From Health Leaders Media

The small crowd at Tuesday’s “On the Front Lines of Healthcare” event in Boston included a patient activist, a state health systems analyst, and even a doctor who was in town for a gastroenterologist meeting.

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But the gathering, held in an airy space on 33rd floor of a downtown 

 

high rise, was not a professional or academic m

 

eeting. Organized by The Atlantic and the STAT, a national science and medicine publication, the public event offered an ambitious overview of a range of weighty issues.

Three big topics that resonated throughout the day: the social determinants of health, data, and machine learning—computers that can digest data and use it to answer questions about patient care.

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