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Health information technology, electronic medical records, and modern surgical procedures that enable faster recovery are but three examples of how technology is changing the health care sector. RAND research has explored many facets of health care technology and advised policymakers and practitioners on best practices for cost savings and improved patient outcomes.

  • The “LUKE” prosthetic arm developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, photo by DARPA

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    Biden's Proposed New Health Agency Would Emphasize Innovation. Here's How It Might Work

    May 24, 2021

    President Biden has proposed a new health agency modeled on DARPA to work on groundbreaking research. This agency could pursue the kind of high-risk research that can lead to high-reward results and help get more medical treatments to market sooner.

  • Woman sitting on her couch having a virtual medical appointment on her laptop, photos by Agrobacter and SDI Productions/Getty Images

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    What Telemedicine Needs to Succeed Beyond COVID-19

    Sep 2, 2020

    Virtual doctor visits have become part of the new normal. Since the first COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, Medicare and other payers have relaxed their rules to make it easier for patients to connect to care. But without permanent policy changes, physicians may not continue telemedicine services.

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