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Big Data and Improving Health Care: Data scientist and physician team up to reduce preventable hospitalizations
March 23, 2015
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Researchers and physicians from Boston University and Boston Medical Center built software that could automatically flag patients at increased risk for medical emergencies using data from their electronic health records. Reporting in the International Journal of Medical Informatics, they found that their software could correctly predict up to 82 percent of heart-related hospitalizations.Full Story
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