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Video: Saving Lives by Eliminating Paper-based Data Collection

In this video from TEDxAustin, Dr. Joel Selanikio describes how he combines technology and data to help solve global health challenges.

Collecting global health data was an imperfect science: Workers tramped through villages to knock on doors and ask questions, wrote the answers on paper forms, then input the data — and from this gappy information, countries would make huge decisions. Data geek Joel Selanikio talks through the sea change in collecting health data in the past decade — starting with the Palm Pilot and Hotmail, and now moving into the cloud.

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