DOH to release hospitalisation risk algorithm to general practice market

A predictive risk algorithm developed by the CSIRO and Precedence Health Care to identify patients in general practice who are at risk of hospitalisation in the next 12 months will be made available to the wider software market following its publication in the Nature journal Scientific Reports.

The algorithm is used in Precedence Health Care's Risk Stratification Tool (RST), first developed for the Health Care Homes project and in use by more than 175 practices nationwide.

The RST connects to GP clinical systems including Best Practice, MedicalDirector, Medtech, Zedmed and Communicare and scans the patient database, extracting the information needed by the CSIRO algorithm. It can be used to generate a report identifying the risk level for all patients in the practice, or to automatically scan an individual patient record when the record is opened, alerting GPs to the patient’s risk of hospitalisation at the point of care.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: AeHRC, Precedence Health Care, Health Care Homes

Comments  

-1 # Paul Campbell 2019-03-26 11:02
Hmm. How does Precedence know the following?: "According to Precedence, the algorithm in the RST has so far identified over 7000 patients in the trial having a greater than nine per cent probability of hospitalisation within 12 months." Isn't the RST supposed to provide confidential results?
Paul
# Peter MacIsaac 2019-03-26 15:20
Dont want to answer for them, however it should be possible to work out the statistics on performance of the tool, without seeing the actual confidential data. The real issue is how does the tool work in practice - that I guess is the subject of a paper looking at the tool performance in real life in 12 months time in the control group of the homecare trial

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