Monday, December 13, 2010

HPN health prize: $3,000,000

The Heritage Provider Network is offering a $3 million prize for predicting hospitalization -- which patients are likely to be hospitalized or rehospitalized?
In 2006 well over $30 billion was spent on unnecessary hospital admissions. How many of those hospital admissions could have been avoided if only we had real-time information as to which patients were at risk for future hospitalization?

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