Medical Home Network Uses AI to Identify High-Risk COVID-19 Patients


  • Published On  Mar 19, 2020
  • Publication  Healthcare Innovation
  • Author  Rajiv Leventhal

Excerpt

Medical Home Network (MHN), a Chicago-based healthcare organization, is building on its predictive health risk screening approach to identify Medicaid patients who are at the most risk from COVID-19.

Officials of the organization, which also operates a provider-owned accountable care organization (ACO), noted in a recent announcement that for Medicaid beneficiaries in Cook County, Ill., “understanding what measures to take to protect against or receive treatment for COVID-19 can be overwhelming if they are facing barriers, such as homelessness or lack of access to transportation.”

As such, the organization is working with ClosedLoop.ai which develops a healthcare data science platform, to use the company’s COVID-19 Vulnerability Index—an artificial intelligence (AI)-based predictive model.

The platform was used in combination with MHN ACO's patient demographics, social determinants of health (SDOH), claims and clinical activity to create a predictive model that allows MHN to prioritize care management outreach to patients who are likely to have a heightened vulnerability to severe complications from COVID-19, officials have stated.

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