Health care utilization routinely generates vast amounts of data from sources ranging from electronic medical records, insurance claims, vital signs, and patient-reported outcomes. Predicting health outcomes using data modeling approaches is an emerging field that can reveal important insights into disproportionate spending patterns. This book presents data driven methods, especially machine learning, for understanding and approaching the high utilizers problem, using the example of a large public insurance program. It describes important goals for data driven approaches from different aspects of the high utilizer problem, and identifies challenges uniquely posed by this problem.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Overview of Healthcare Data. Machine Learning Modeling from Healthcare Data. Machine Learning Modeling from Healthcare Data. Descriptive Analysis of High Utlizers. Residuals Analysis for Identifying High Utilizers.Machine Learning Results for High Utilizers.
Chengliang Yang, Department of Computer Science, University of Florida Chris Delcher, Institute of Child Health Policy, University of Florida Elizabeth Shenkman, Institute of Child Health Policy, University of Florida Sanjay Ranka, Department of Computer Science, University of Florida.