Malin BA. Learning bundled care opportunities from electronic medical records. Journal of biomedical informatics. 2018 Dec;77(77). 1-10. PMID: 29174994 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC5771885 NIHMSID: NIHMS925849.
The traditional fee-for-service approach to healthcare can lead to the management of a patient's conditions in a siloed manner, inducing various negative consequences. It has been recognized that a bundled approach to healthcare - one that manages a collection of health conditions together - may enable greater efficacy and cost savings. However, it is not always evident which sets of conditions should be managed in a bundled manner. In this study, we investigate if a data-driven approach can automatically learn potential bundles.