I was recently asked to chair a symposium on the future of predictive analytics in healthcare. As someone who has been involved for decades in the business of predictive analytics, I am particularly aware of how difficult it can be to predict the future.

Nevertheless, I know without a doubt we are at the start of a technology revolution that will affect all aspects of healthcare and involve predictive analytics in hundreds, if not thousands, of healthcare applications and workflows. We tried to describe some of these applications in a recent book published by Linda Miner and several colleagues (including myself), and the result was a 1,110 page manuscript with details describing over 20 examples ranging from automating more accurate diagnoses to population risk management, fraud detection, and many others. The applications are numerous, exciting, and transformative.

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