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October 21, 2019 In The News 4 min read
Our custom analytics have saved Jackson Health System nearly 3 million dollars while improving patient outcomes. Find out how at Miami Herald.
Up close shot of a person working on their laptop with a stethoscope laying next to it.In 2017, Jackson Memorial Hospital realized they were spending millions of dollars on their emergency department and that a large amount of that money was geared toward the Miami Health System’s most frequent emergency department visitors. After realizing they could save taxpayer money by getting these patients into preventive care, they started a program to better manage the medical conditions that were circulating people through their emergency department. They hired Plante Moran to build a custom algorithm designed to identify these frequent visitors. This computer code helped identify Jackson Health System’s patients who were uninsured or underinsured, had no primary care physician on record, and who had visited the emergency department five or more times in the prior year.

Once the algorithm determined the patients, they were assigned case managers who help arrange transportation for doctor’s visits, accompany them to the physician’s office, and assess their progress. After “graduating” the first 100 of these patients, Jackson Memorial Hospital estimates it has already saved about $3 million dollars.