Healthcare organizations can employ a number of strategies to utilize big data to improve quality of care and outcomes for patients, especially those with chronic conditions, according to Hospitals & Health Networks.
In a major win for telehealth advocates, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has finalized a rule adding seven new telemedicine billing codes to the 2015 Medicare physician fee schedule, reports Politico.
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.