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An algorithm that can predict a year ahead of time which patients will be admitted to the hospital shows how machine learning could improve patient outcomes and reduce costs, Yannis Paschalidis, director of the Center for Information and Systems Engineering at Boston University, writes in Harvard Business Review.
Many health systems aren't adequately addressing mental health, even though it's a key contributor to chronic illnesses—but Mission Health and Advocate Healthcare are demonstrating a better approach, Steven Ross Johnson and Harris Meyer report for Modern Healthcare.
Cedars-Sinai's Teryl Nuckols, lead author of the study, says while avoiding "even a few readmissions should have saved a lot of money," the "findings suggest that there is no guarantee of net cost savings once the implementation costs associated with efforts to prevent readmissions are considered."
Ditching the small talk in favor of more thoughtful, emotionally charged conversation could not only spark more meaningful relationships—it could also advance your career, according to research, Sue Shellenbarger writes for the Wall Street Journal.
In addition to requesting the emergency ruling, President Trump's administration is asking the Supreme Court to review in full a ruling blocking Trump's executive order that would ban the issuance of new visas for 90 days to individuals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.