SF startup gathers nation’s Medicaid data in cloud

Medicaid, which provides health care to low-income people, is administered state by state.

Extracting, cleaning and collating the information from so many disparate and dated computer systems was an extraordinary achievement, health and technology specialists say.

Andrew Slavitt, acting director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, described the cloud database as “near historic.”

Health data on its own — billing, diagnostic and treatment information, typically recorded in arcane, shorthand codes — is not very useful.

More doctor visits, hospital stays, operations and pills mean more revenue and profit for health care providers.

7 Published By - Business and Technology News - 2017.01.11. 00:55
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