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Doctors Begin To Raise Climate Change’s Health Effects With Patients : Shots – Health News – NPR

Enlarge this image Dr. Mary Rice walks with Michael Howard at a Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare clinic in Chealsea, Mass, as they test his oxygen levels with the addition of oxygen from a portable tank. He has COPD, a progressive lung disease that can be exacerbated by heat and humidity. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption toggle… Read More »

Population health analytics help Banner Health better predict high-cost patients

Banner Health, a health system based in Phoenix, Arizona, wanted to focus its resources on the patients who would most benefit from early interventions that would reduce future utilization and improve outcomes. THE PROBLEM The tricky part, of course, was predicting which patients were most likely to need those interventions, and the cost savings the… Read More »