Modeling or programming?
A Medai.com article, “Why is Predictive Modeling Essential to Healthcare?” offers this quote:
“…the algorithms of predictive modeling can analyze hundreds of data points to make a diagnosis or a prediction of risk.”
This is the new thing in American medicine, and everyone is climbing onboard. The idea is to combine diverse sets of data, to diagnose a patient—and also predict what illnesses will strike designated sectors of the population by identifying what social, economic, gender, and behavioral groups they belong to. Continue reading