Big Data and Technical Advances Are Helping Employers Reduce Health Insurance Costs

At a time when the annual price tag for health insurance is topping$10,000 per employee, cognitive health systems, telemedicine or telehealth and other medical advances are helping to lower costs. The aim of cognitive health systems is to control costs with the use of healthcare data and analytics. Cognitive health systems help doctors gain access to data for their patients. Patient-level data from health records and other sources is integrated to create a better picture of patient populations, risk factors and other red flags at the individual, group and population levels to improve patient outcomes. Watson Imaging Clinical Review is one such cognitive data review tool.

It helps create more reliable patient record for accurate reporting and billing processes. How Cognitive Data Tools Work The Watson cognitive data review tool improves the path from diagnosis to documentation, eliminating data leaks caused by incomplete or incorrect documentation. It supports accurate and timely clinical and administrative decision-making by:Y Reading structured and unstructured data Understanding data to extract meaningful information. Comparing clinical reports with the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) problem list and recorded diagnosis. Empowering users to input the correct information back into the EMR reports.

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