Forecast Health Expands Collaboration with SAS and Creates New Healthcare Predictive Analytics Solution for Hospitals

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  • (1888PressRelease) March 11, 2015 - While working to improve operational efficiencies of health systems, Forecast Health has created a "Predictive Analytics Accelerator Kit" (PAAK) for hospitals that packages proprietary predictive models, dashboards and data with analytics software by SAS. This can be deployed behind the hospitals' firewalls or on the cloud.

    PAAK contains Forecast Health proprietary risk scoring models for readmission and first admission, highly visual executive and clinical dashboards for clinicians and operational personnel, industry data and a predictive analytics platform that is scalable. Additionally, the kit is available on the cloud to hospital systems on a trial basis.

    Combining reporting, claims, EHR, and consumer data, and big-data cloud technology, into a single package makes it easy for hospital systems to obtain deeper business insights, faster and more efficiently, optimize operating expenses, and help clinicians make quicker and more accurate decisions for providing better quality care to patients.

    In addition to leveraging the packaged capabilities, clients can leverage both the SAS platform as well as the clinical, analytical, and technical experience of Forecast Health to deliver results using predictive analytics across a wide spectrum of quality, care and outcome improvement initiatives.

    "As health systems strive to deliver rapid results, they are seeking solutions that deliver results in weeks. PAAK dramatically increases the ability of our clients to deliver rapid results combining advanced analytics with clinical operations," said Michael Cousins, PhD, President and Chief Analytics Officer, Forecast Health. "This is another proof-point of delivering on our mission to create solutions for health systems that are affordable," he added.

    About Forecast Health
    Forecast Health was founded in 2014 by a seasoned team with experience in care delivery, health care analytics and big data technologies. They have a strategic collaboration with UNC Health Care to develop actionable and affordable analytics that deliver on the promise of predictive analytics and big data to health systems. Forecast Health is based in Durham, NC. Learn more at or contact them at Hello ( @ ) ForecastHealth dot com.

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