Defense contractor Northrup Grumman is working on a computer system that is aimed at reducing medical fraud and anticipating medical disorders in patients.
The system uses data to predict people’s future healthcare needs based on their interactions with doctors, hospitals and pharmacies, according to the Los Angeles Times. The analysis will also take social media into account.
Algorithm systems connect the dots and could alert a doctor about the possibility of a heart attack or stroke, the L.A. Times reported.
With big data comes sacrifices in individual privacy.
Many private insurers are working to use claims data to improve the well-being of its beneficiaries, according to the newspaper.
The fraud-reducing component saved Medicare $1 billion in savings over the past two years, the L.A. Times reported.
Read more at LATimes.com.
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