How Predictive Analytics Lets The Health Care Ecosystem Do More For Patients Who Need Help

Josh Benner (RxAnte, Inc.)
Healthcare Systems of the Future
Location: Plaza Room B Level: Intermediate
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Medication non-adherence is a major public health problem in the United States that deprives patients of the full benefits of modern therapy and contributes to costly health complications, the worsening of disease progression, and preventable utilization and costs. Yet since Hippocrates warned us about this problem, it has long persisted. There are effective approaches for improving adherence that have been implemented and well-studied, but the main problem is one of scale: how can we take steps to help patients avoid medications problems when the most effective interventions are also the most expensive? This session will include practical stories from the field about how new predictive analytics used to “hotspot” the specific patients at the greatest risk of non-adherence can fundamentally change how health plans and delivery systems think about this problem and how they interact with patients. We’ll share early results and suggest new directions in how predictive analytics combined with new incentives in health care can usher in new care delivery strategies and innovations – along with new technologies – in improving how we take care of patients.

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Josh Benner

RxAnte, Inc.

Josh Benner is the President and CEO of RxAnte, a provider of science-based information technology solutions for improving quality and lowering the cost of health care. The RxAnte Solution™ helps health care organizations improve medication adherence objectively and efficiently by applying proprietary predictive analytics and decision analytics to ensure the right patient gets the right intervention at the right time.

A leading voice on medication adherence, Dr. Benner’s award-winning research and numerous publications have shed new light on the problem of nonadherence and identified promising approaches to improving it. Prior to RxAnte, Dr. Benner was Fellow and Managing Director at the Brookings Institution’s Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, where he focused on medical technology policy. Prior to Brookings, Dr. Benner was principal at ValueMedics Research, an analytic and consulting services firm. Following the successful sale of ValueMedics to IMS Health in 2007, he served as senior principal in health economics and outcomes research and global lead for medication adherence at IMS. Dr. Benner received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Drake University and his Doctor of Science in health policy and management from the Harvard University School of Public Health. He remains a Visiting Scholar in Economic Studies at Brookings, and is an adjunct scholar in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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