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18-Feb-2008

Openness Transforms Health Care

Human Genome Project is a fine example of mass collaboration in biomedical research. It demonstrates benefits of allowing access to data and its manipulation by researchers around the world. Openness
allows contributions from large number of individuals thus often leads to greater innovation.

Openness with adequate care for personal privacy of patients has been recommended by a recent report - Harnessing Openness to Transform American Health Care by the Digital Connections Council of the Committee for Economic Development.

(Found via Transforming Scholarly Communication).



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