This research project aims to mine administrative claim dataset to develop predictive models for individual chronic disease as well as for the comorbidity of multiple chronic diseases. For this purpose, it will use techniques and methods from Big data analytics and Complex network.
Chronic diseases and their subsequent tendency in developing comorbid conditions are a significant health concern worldwide. Apart from causing premature mortality and reduced quality of life, these diseases exert a significant ongoing treatment cost which impacts on national economies. Prevention of chronic diseases has been a major challenge since patients, in many cases, remain unware of the progression until they are admitted to a hospital. On the other side, administrative claim dataset is the single largest source of over time utilisation data for different healthcare services. This type of datasets has already gained wide attention for research investigation purposes since they cover a wide variety of medical services and a broad geographic area. Using big data analytics and complex network methods, this research project will mine administrative claim data to develop models for the predictive nature of different chronic diseases and their tendency of developing comorbid conditions.
The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is 2355