Some of the largest U.S. pharmacies and healthcare organizations are lobbying Congress to expand the types of telehealth services that can be reimbursed by Medicare and Medicaid, reports The Washington Post.
If big data is so useful in medicine, why isn’t it more widespread? The “stubborn culture of medicine” and slow technological adoption are some of the culprits, according to U.S. News & World Report.
National Institutes of Health has unveiled a seven-year, $656 million initiative, Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K), to make huge biomedical data sets available to researchers worldwide, reports Los Angeles Times.
With reimbursement penalties starting up on Oct. 1 for providers who fail to adequately share patient data, many physicians are reporting struggles with exchanging health data between disparate EHR systems, reports The New York Times.