Healthcare Finance News June 13, 2019
Jonah Comstock

At Advocate Aurora Health, predictive analytics and telephonic coaching led to a 23% reduction in unnecessary utilization.

Can artificial intelligence improve value-based care? Tina Esposito, chief health information officer at Advocate Aurora Health System says the answer is yes — and no.

“There is no return on analytics or AI unless someone does something with your findings, with your models,” she said, speaking at the HIMSS Media Machine Learning and AI for Healthcare event in Boston on  Thursday.

In a recent pilot of about 500 patients, Aurora Advocate, which has an ACO with a number of value-based care contracts, was able to reduce unnecessary utilization for heart failure patients by 23 percent using well-timed telephonic interventions triggered by predictive analytics.

But Esposito says the...