Health InfoScape

Health InfoScape

When you have heartburn, do you also feel nauseous? Or if you’re experiencing insomnia, do you tend to put on a few pounds, or more? By combing through 7.2 million of our electronic medical records, we have created a disease network to help illustrate relationships between various conditions and how common those connections are. Take a look by condition or condition category and gender to uncover interesting associations.

About this data: The information used for this visualization is based on 7.2 million patient records from GE’s proprietary database, and represents some of the conditions that commonly affect Americans today. By investigating how different ailments are related, one may gain various insights about condition associations. The numbers and percentages are meant to represent general trends. Looking at the data in new ways like this can help us understand health and gain new insights about how to take better care of ourselves and the healthcare system.

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kpollard's picture

Very nice piece of information.I would like to add my views on heartburn which has become quite common now.Mainly the elderly people suffer from heart burn and almost 90% of the cases leads to the heart attack.Recently, i read the report where it was mentioned that the major cause of the death of elderly people is because of heart attack and most of them die because the medical attention didnt reached them on time.Every elderly people who lives alone should have some kind of Elderly alert in their house.If every elder people in this country use such kind of alert system, then in case of the emergency they will get the medical assistant in time which in turn will bring down the death rate quite significantly

Posted Aug 11, 2011
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Tags Health, Diseases, Heart Disease, Hospitals, Medical Records
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