Navigation Links
Kitware Enables Interactive Exploration of CMS Medicare Data
Date:5/20/2013

(PRWEB) May 20, 2013

Kitware, a leader in data visualization, today unveils a new information visualization tool that enables the exploration of hospital costs across the United States. The tool was created in response to the recent release of “Medicare Provider Charge Data,” a dataset of pricing information for the top 100 most-billed procedures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

The wide variation in costs for similar procedures at hospitals across the country has sparked considerable controversy; however, it is nearly impossible to gain a deeper understanding of the data while it remains in spreadsheet format. Kitware’s Informatics team, inspired by the public’s response, developed a web-based, interactive data exploration tool to facilitate further analysis and understanding.

Kitware’s web application enables visualization of the data at the national or state level, and highlights individual hospitals. A publicly available dataset of mortality rates (from data.medicare.gov) for these same procedures has also been included, allowing visitors on the site to explore the relationship between cost, reimbursement, and mortality rate. Future enhancements and additional datasets are planned for the application, which we hope will spur further conversation and lead to new insight into the data.

“With all the ongoing discussions and debates over healthcare in the U.S., we appreciate the CMS releasing this important data and providing the opportunity to delve deeper and gain new understanding in this area,” said Dr. Jeffrey Baumes, Technical Leader at Kitware.

For more information on our hospital costs web application, or to learn more about Kitware’s informatics expertise, please visit our website or email kitware(at)kitware(dot)com.

This effort is sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory and DARPA XDATA program.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/5/prweb10745565.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Kitware Announces Opening of Santa Fe Office
2. Kitware Develops Novel System for Autonomous Robot Navigation
3. Kitware to Develop Novel Neuroimage Processing Methods for Traumatic Brain Injury
4. Kitware Provides Mobile Visualization Support for the Visible Patient Project
5. Kitware and SAIC-Frederick, Inc. Provide Support for National Cancer Informatics Program Open Development Initiative
6. Kitware to Develop a Universal Healthcare Exchange Language Infrastructure
7. Bend, Twist, Pose – Kitware’s Bender Brings Movement to the Visible Man
8. Kitware to Enhance the Visualization Toolkit (VTK) to Accelerate Community-Driven Medical Innovation
9. Kitware to Improve Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) Procedures
10. Kitware to Develop an In Situ Cosmology Analysis Framework for Increased Understanding of the Universe
11. Kitware Develops a Customizable Simulation Framework to Provide HPC for Small to Mid-Sized Manufacturers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/4/2016)... New York, NY (PRWEB) , ... May 04, 2016 , ... ... neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the ... treatment or cure. , Through numerous community events held during the month of May, ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 04, 2016 , ... ... recent innovations in biotechnology to help treat hormonal and stress related hair loss. ... has captured the hearts of key opinion leaders in the medical and salon ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... In a list published by the Boston ... 76 fastest-growing private companies; a small percentage of the state's 615,000+ small businesses. The ... percent change in revenue from 2012 to 2015. , As this award ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... ... to unique bioresearch materials from laboratories across the globe, today announced the availability ... increase the pace of research toward treatment and prevention measures for the Zika ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:3/2/2016)... 2, 2016 ... of the  "Global Biometrics Market in Hospitality ... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) , , Global biometrics market ... a CAGR of around 27%   ... announced the addition of the  "Global Biometrics ...
(Date:3/1/2016)... 2016 http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ghsgdt/global_biometric ... the  "Global Biometric Access Control Systems ... offering. --> http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ghsgdt/global_biometric ) ... "Global Biometric Access Control Systems Market ... --> Research and Markets ( ...
(Date:3/1/2016)... and SAN FRANCISCO , March 1, ... Corp. and BitGo, Inc. extends biometric authentication to the ... private keys. Bitcoin transactions that ... per month in digital assets with over 10,000 transactions ... any startup. HYPR enables enterprises to keep encrypted biometric ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):