Dive Health: Identifying high-risk patients
Next up was Dive Health, a group developing analytical tools to support chronic disease management. Mark Sendak and Faraz Yashar represented their team.
Although the group began by addressing chronic kidney disease, they argued that their health information technology tools could be used to identify high-risk patients for conditions including diabetes.
Using data collected from claims and electronic health records, the team’s technology cleans and processes the data to identify which patients are at high-risk for chronic conditions. They suggest that their interactive reports could be used to more effectively triage patients and get them to specialists.
In their pilot program at Duke University, they identified 84 patients over a period of 10 months that were at high risk for chronic kidney disease and sent them to a specialist. “The best part was that using the interactive report, it only took the team 2 minutes to review each case and decide whether or not a change in management was required,” Sendak said.
“We’re a data company and we’re trying to unlock the value of healthcare data to drive clinical decisions across the spectrum,” he added.