Data analysis helps health service providers boost care, lower costs

04/15/2012 | Wall Street Journal, The

More health care players are turning to data analysis in an effort to bolster care while lowering costs. Insurers are working to identify patients who are likely to incur high medical costs, and pharmacy benefit managers are developing programs to monitor treatment adherence. Health care providers also use data to determine the likelihood of hospitalization among patients and to enhance preventive care.

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