Jason Rudy, Data Scientist / Programmer and Matt Lewis, Programmer / Product Manager
Fundamentally, machine learning is a set of techniques that allows the training of computer programs using example data. In the healthcare field, machine learning, coupled with large sources of patient / member data, can help generate predictions around population health, cost of care, events such as hospital admission and readmission, and give insight into the potential for individuals to experience specific outcomes and conditions (e.g. heart attacks, strokes, chronic kidney disease).
More and more frequently, our current and prospective employer group clients will ask us what we see as the most effective avenues to support employees and members who have been identified through analytics for outreach and support.
There are many avenues that our clients are taking to get individuals the education and support they need. Nurse Navigation is one of the most effective programs that we’re partnering with our clients to launch and manage. We thought this would be a good topic to cover during National Nurses Week.