UNC Health Care looks to big data to reduce readmissions

UNC Health Care is a sprawling enterprise with huge amounts of data flowing across six hospitals, including an academic medical center, a cancer center and neurosciences hospital. But as it starts pushing into the realm of big data, the Chapel Hill, N.C-based health system is just as focused on corralling information in its core line-of-business systems and setting up a foundation of skills and technology to perform advanced analytics. One of its first big data projects, focused on refining its risk scoring for 30-day hospital readmissions, has validated its years-long effort to build an infrastructure to utilize predictive modeling, machine learning and other sophisticated methods across the enterprise, according to Jason Burke, system vice president and chief analytics officer at UNC Health Care’s Enterprise Analytics and Data Sciences division. Hospital…

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