CIO Tina Buop makes the business case for predictive analytics

Male patient sitting in chair having consultation with doctor or psychiatrist

There are plenty of positives to predictive analytics, such as improved quality of care and efficiency. But failing to act upon predictive data could have significant negative consequences, says Tina Buop, Deputy CIO of La Clinica de la Raza, a community health center in Oakland, Calif.

"You can bankrupt an organization very quickly if you don't understand your patient population," Buop (right) tells FierceHealthIT. "If you're going to get paid a fixed amount for that patient per month but they are [among your] highest utilization [population], how will you be able to balance your revenue sheet?"

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Buop will be joined by a panel of experts on an executive breakfast panel sponsored by FierceHealthIT on Wednesday, March 6, during the HIMSS 2013 annual conference.

Co-hosted by FierceHealthIT and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, the panel will focus on using predictive analytics to improve care and efficiencies, including how to use data, artificial intelligence and clinical decision support to identify and create customized interventions for patients who are most at risk for adverse events and readmissions. Pre-registration is required, so be sure to sign up today.