In this article by Modern Healthcare, predictive data tools can help treat complex patients better.
Complex patients have a multitude of medical conditions that can raise healthcare costs. By intervening with these types of patients early, treatment costs will be reduced. For example, it would advise cardiologists to avoid using certain contrasts in heart imaging with patients who are at risk of renal failure.
Ralph Muller, CEO of University of Pennsylvania Health System, said his hospital's analysts use social media data to help determine risk of readmission. “The process,” he said, “it's just as accurate as genomic data analysis.”
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