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Stephan Fihn: VHA to Deploy Predictive Models Over Next 10 Years

medical health doctorStephan Fihn, director of the Veterans Health Administration’s analytics and business intelligence office, has said the VHA is building predictive models that it plans to deploy over the next decade, GCN reported Wednesday.

He said the VHA wants to expand its effort to predict healthcare needs of patients through the care assessments needs score, a predictive analytic tool used to coordinate patient care, Brian Robinson reports.

Fihn added that VHA uses technology to identify patients who are at the highest risk of being hospitalized in order to deliver the necessary healthcare services, according to the report.

VHA’s patient care assessment system works to analyze the scores and provide medical teams with information in order to deliver the services to patients, GCN reports.

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