Medicaid’s Data Gets an Internet-Era Makeover – The New York Times

Jini Kim’s relationship with Medicaid is business and personal.

Her San Francisco start-up, Nuna, while working with the federal government, has built a cloud-computing database of the nation’s 74 million Medicaid patients and their treatment.Medicaid, which provides health care to low-income people, is administered state by state.

Extracting, cleaning and curating the information from so many disparate and dated computer systems was an extraordinary achievement, health and technology specialists say. This new collection of data could inform the coming debate on Medicaid spending.

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