HIStalk Interviews Eric Widen, CEO, HBI Solutions

by Jan 23, 2019Press

by HIStalk | January 21, 2019

Tell me about yourself and the company.

I have a long background in healthcare, over 25 years now. I’ve worked and focused on solving problems in healthcare, typically using data. We started HBI Solutions with a more sophisticated bent on using data and data science techniques to solve problems in healthcare. That focus has been on predictive insights on patients and populations, so that population managers and even individuals can understand insights into their health that they wouldn’t know otherwise. We use data science methods to do that.

What are the implications of predicting the outcomes of patients who may not even know they have a problem, as you did in applying machine learning to EHR data to identify people likely to eventually have a chronic disease?

That’s the million-dollar question. The punch line is, what do you do once you know this information? 

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