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McGinnis J, Diaz A, Halfon N.
This Viewpoint from the National Academy of Medicine's 2016 Vital Directions initiative discusses strategies to improve the health of populations at each stage of life through incentivizing and measuring health system performance to improve health, creating an interoperable digital health platform, and fostering a culture and practice of continuous health improvement.
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