Tag Archives: Predictive analytics

The power of prediction: Predictive analytics need to provide timely and actionable intelligence

In my last post, I wrote about the variables that determined the accuracy of predictive models. Accuracy, however, is only half of the equation. The data also must be usable; that’s today’s topic. Timeliness is a critical aspect of usability in predictive analytics. For a provider to deploy predictive modeling in their organization, their own […]
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The power of prediction: Predictive accuracy depends on data set size, sources and quality

In my last blog post, I wrote about how predictive analytics needed comprehensive health care data to have a high degree of prediction. In today’s post, I’ll dig deeper into the variables the increase predictive accuracy.

The power of prediction: Predictive analytics help providers accurately identify high-risk patients

Readers of my blog posts have probably noticed an ongoing theme: Organizations taking the journey from volume to value need to apply advanced analytics to data to be able to manage risk and make the most out of value-based care. Over my next few blog posts, I’ll stick with that theme, with my focus on […]
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Providers play important role in encouraging patients to manage their health

In my last post, I talked about how predictive analytics are helping health care providers identify and stratify patients by risk. Now that you know who your highest risk patients are, you need to find ways to proactively engage them in the management of their health. If you’re just starting your population health management (PHM) […]
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Looking for your highest risk patients? Predictive analytics will help you find them

In my last blog, I talked about a branch of analytics called predictive analytics, which help identify patients who are at highest risk for being hospitalized. Focusing on such patients can help dramatically improve their health outcomes—and yield significant cost savings. But first you have to identify and prioritize the individuals in need of help.