Northwell Health Uses Machine Learning to Reduce Readmissions by Nearly 24%
Clinicians at Northwell Health, the largest healthcare provider in New York State, are applying clinical artificial intelligence to augment their post-discharge workflows and have reduced readmissions by 23.6%. The clinicians studied clinical AI stratified patients for their risk of readmissions, identified the clinical and non-clinical factors driving their risk, and recommended targeted outreach and interventions to reduce patient risk.
"It's a really exciting time in healthcare right now when it is widely accepted that the factors that influence the overall health of people extend way beyond the strictly clinical risk," Brown said.
"In terms of how it integrates into the workflow, it's like another vital sign or lab report. It's an additional piece of data or information that can be used to connect with the patients in meaningful ways. It does not replace what happens in that provider/navigator/patient relationship, but it can enhance the interactions."