Moving Beyond Predictive to Prescriptive Analytics

A partnership between data scientists at the University of Washington Tacoma (UWT) and MultiCare Health System, the South Puget Sound’s largest hospital and healthcare system, is fine-tuning algorithms to better predict which chronic heart failure (CHF) patients would be most susceptible to readmission within 30 days, with the goal of understanding which adjustments to treatment plans have the most impact on preventing readmissions.David Hazel, managing director of the Center for Data Science at UWT, said the partnership engaged the strengths of both organizations. MultiCare had been working to bring down readmission rates for patients with CHF. “What they were doing wasn’t working to bring down rates as fast as they wanted to,” he said. “We have a strong team of data scientists who understand how to look at healthcare data…


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