In August, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a request for public comment on the potential release of physician-level Medicare claims data. ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation submitted comments urging CMS to release this data in a timely and complete manner in open, machine-readable formats. The comments highlighted applications for the data in the public, private and research sectors and suggested supplementary activities to maximize the value of the data for these stakeholders.
Why Are There No Jobs for Hadoop in the Federal Government?
A likely reason that government agencies have not fully embraced “big data” is because government leaders still do not fully understand what it can do or how it can help them operate more efficiently. For example, text mining can be applied to financial fraud detection, research paper classification, student sentiment analysis and smarter search engines for all manner of government records, and machine learning can be used for decision support systems for healthcare, model generation for climate science, speech recognition for security and mobile data entryacross agencies.