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Real World Application of Machine Learning to Wound Care


I recently had the chance to discuss the application of machine learning to prioritize wound care patients during the COVID-19 pandemic with Katie Bakewell of NLP Logix and Mary Sheridan, PhD of Healogics.  You can watch the discussion here.



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The #PopHealth Challenge At #HIMSS20

So I decided it was time to search out a Population Health Analytics platform that truly does more than the basics.  You see back in 1999 when I launched Specialty Disease Management Services I had to develop an IT system for the first program, which was for persons living with HIV/AIDS.  The system I developed and ultimately called Precept, included member demographics, medical and pharmacy claims, clinical information gathered from charts (there were nearly no electronic health records), some social determinants data and it assigned risks, created care plans,  tracked all the activity of our staff and reported on outcomes both cost and quality. We continued to add new chronic diseases and conditions as we grew.

Since then I have not seen any truly outstanding Population Health Analytics platform, but that could be because I just haven’t found it.  So I created the #PopHealthChallenge at this years HIMSS conference in Orlando to seek out a platform that truly wows me.  You can learn more about the Challenge in this video and if you have a product that you think is really good, let me know.






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An Interview with Kaveh Safavi at HIMSS

Every year at HIMSS, Gregg Masters and I get a chance to sit down with Kaveh Safavi, MD Senior Managing Director, Head of the Global Healthcare Practice at Accenture. It’s become one of the meetings we most look forward to.  This year Kaveh discussed Accenture’s recently released Digital Health Consumer Survey and he also discussed a little bit about his thoughts on AI that he shared in a recent piece in Forbes.

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PopHealth Week with Prashant Natarajan – Big Data, Machine Learning and AI

Prashant Natarajan, Director of Business Strategy, Oracle Corporation

Discussing Big Data, Machine Learning, AI and Healthcare


Prashant Natarajan on PopHealth Week

Prashant Natarajan is Director of Product Strategy at Oracle, where he is responsible for business strategy, product management, and go-to market solutions for a portfolio of Prashantinformatics products & cloud services for  population health, precision medicine, interoperability, and integrated little + big data analytics. Prashant received his chemical engineering degree from Mangalore University (India) in 1998 and his master’s degree in technical and professional communications from Auburn University (USA) in 2005. He is a prior recipient of the SBC/Chancellor’s Endowed Fellowship for graduate research.

Prashant is a lead author or contributor to 4 books on analytics, machine learning & AI, and precision medicine. He serves on the Board of Advisors for Council for Affordable Health Coverage. He is also Industry Advisor for Data Science & AI at UCSF/CIAPM. Prashant currently serves as Chairperson of the HIMSS NorCal Chapter’s annual Innovation Conference & Showcase.

Follow Prashant’s work via Big Data CXO.


PopHealth Week is Produced by Health Innovation Media



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