Early Sweet Spots for Big Data in Healthcare

Published
  • July 15 2014, 8:50am EDT

Researchers have identified some of the clearest opportunities to reduce healthcare costs through the use of big data.

In a study published in the July issue of Health Affairs, researchers discuss the role of algorithms in reducing cost in the following categories: high-cost patients, readmissions, triage, de-compensation, adverse events, and treatment optimization for diseases affecting multiple organ systems.

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