Medicaid’s data gets an internet-era makeover

Source: Steve Lohr, New York Times (Paid Registration)

A San Francisco start-up has built a cloud-computing database of the nation’s 74 million Medicaid patients and their treatment. Andrew M. Slavitt, acting director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, described the cloud database as “near historic.” Largely because Medicaid information resides in so many state-level computing silos, Mr. Slavitt explained, “we’ve never had a systemwide view across the program.”

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