Take one challenge - "develop an algorithm to predict and prevent unnecessary hospitalizations" - pit data scientists against each other in a $3 million international competition and what do you get?
The answer is revealed at Predictive Analytics World (PAW) in San Francisco from April 14-19, 2013.
In 2011, the Heritage Provider Network (HPN) launched the $3 Million Heritage Health Prize. The task for predictive analysts was simple:
Weighing the Results of the $3 Million Heritage Health Prize
at PAW San Francisco
With this important information in hand, health care providers could then develop new care strategies to reach patients before emergencies occur, thereby reducing the number of unnecessary hospitalizations. Anthony Goldbloom, CEO of Kaggle – which hosted this competition, will be discussing the contest and lessons learned from the experience at PAW San Francisco.
- Create an algorithm that predicts how many days a patient will spend in a hospital in the next year using historical claims data.
There's more keynotes, pre- and post-conference workshops, expert panels and 35+ session case studies from top companies like Dell, HP, IBM, Monster, Netflix, Orbitz and many more round out the agenda.
Making PAW San Francisco one of the most high-powered (and highly anticipated) analytics conferences of 2013.