Getting the Best out of Algorithms in Health Care
The same basic technology that can predict what movie you might want to watch, what song you might want to listen to, or what item you might want to buy online, can also predict the onset of diseases, forecast costs of care, and recommend treatment options for your doctors, nurses, and pharmacists.
Algorithms are not new to health care. Indeed, an important and long-standing part of our Health Information Technology (Health IT) Certification Program has included Clinical Decision Support (CDS) certification criterion covering “rules-based” algorithms and software systems that use rules derived by experts,
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