Tag Archives: evidence-based medicine

Trusting predictive analytics

Most likely, the last time you purchased something online you were offered “recommendations” or saw what “others also liked.” The technology behind these common prompts uses predictive analytics. Your online merchant is leveraging data about your shopping and online searching behavior to predict their desired outcome — that you might buy something else! As we […]
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Using advanced analytics to improve quality and cost for COPD patients

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, represent a huge chunk of the nation’s health care costs. In 2010, COPD-related costs totaled $49.9 billion, including $29.5 billion in direct health care expenditures, $8 billion in indirect morbidity costs and $12.4 billion in indirect mortality costs. It is a major cause of hospitalizations in the […]
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Better knowledge of your patients can lead to higher quality care

Congestive heart failure is a major source of health care costs in the United States. About 5.1 million people in the United States have the disease, costing the nation an estimated $32 billion each year. But providers can and should make a difference in the care of CHF to reduce not only costs but harm […]
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Predict the future: stratify patients by risk to more effectively coordinate care

As organizations take on more risk, both clinical and financial, they are looking for ways to improve the quality of the care they provide and reduce costs. Population health management (PHM) with a strong emphasis on advanced analytics is one strategy for getting there.