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Using Insurance Records to Anticipate Future Medical Needs and Reduce Costs

April 27, 2018

Scientists at UCLA have determined that medical insurance company records can be used to make accurate predictions about future health conditions in their members. These predictions lead to better outcomes by enabling proactive treatments for future illness, rather than falling back on reactive treatments for each new health crisis, according to the researchers.

In recent years, “big data” analysis has been used to identify faces in photos, predict shopping tendencies, and recognize driving habits.

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