Jake Marcus

Jake Marcus
Data Scientist, Practice Fusion


Jake Marcus was the first employee at Practice Fusion tasked with analyzing the company’s clinical data, the electronic health records of millions of patients. He uses this data to detect disease outbreaks, identify dangerous drug interactions and compare the effectiveness of competing treatments. Before Practice Fusion, Jake was a fellow at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, where he developed methods to estimate child and adult mortality in 187 countries over the past 40 years. He has been published multiple times in The Lancet, PLoS Medicine and other prestigious medical journals. His work has also appeared in the popular press, including the New York Times, The Economist, and the Washington Post. Jake is a passionate advocate for using data to improve health. He has championed the cause through the New Republic, where he has written on healthcare, through Dr. Oz’s “15 Minute Physicals” and regularly on research.practicefusion.com. He graduated from Yale University with a BA in mathematics.


Sponsored Sessions
Location: Yosemite C
Josh Wills (Cloudera), Kenneth Kolenik (Nuance Healthcare), Jake Marcus (Practice Fusion), Jacob Miller (Explorys), Nigam Shah (Stanford School of Medicine)
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Even with the advent of sophisticated EHR systems, the vast majority of information about patient care is still recorded as free text, and this seems unlikely to change in the near future. This panel will discuss the path towards the meaningful use of natural language processing to improve patient care and clinical outcomes, both intrinsically and as a necessary input for predictive analytics. Read more.


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