"These projects will build a solid infrastructure for the PMI Cohort Program, including a coordinating center, biobank, network of healthcare provider organizations, and participant mobile technologies," NIH director Francis Collins, MD, said.
Patient Powered Research Networks partner academic researchers with patients, who help set the research agenda. The networks, working with patient-focused groups, recruit participants and identify concerns for potential studies.
Every first and second year student at NYU Medical School is required to do what's called a "health care by the numbers" project. And it turns out the classes appeal not just to data junkies but also to those who were not already steeped in crunching data.
Coders can be hired as employees or freelancers, which means planning and budgeting now. And medical practices need to do a cost-benefit analysis to determine if it's better to hire personnel or accept longer reimbursement cycles.