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Medical Records

The exorbitant costs of healthcare in the U.S. could be alleviated, as least in part, with the adoption of electronic patient medical records. More and more start-ups are searching for ways to comb through large volumes of clinical data on medication, allergies, and procedure-- data that is often saved by different practitioners in different formats. Apixio, a company based in San Mateo, California, makes a platform that streamlines patient records across disparate types of data to offer a searchable database for providers.