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    Predicting a patient’s health path

    Predicting a patient’s health path

    You're a University of Mississippi Medical Center heart patient, and your care is tailored to a mathematical analysis showing that in a grouping of 10 patients with your symptoms, seven are predicted to have a heart attack over the next year - and you are in that seven. It's just one example of predictive analytics, a method of crunching data that only in recent years has become an effective tool in the health-care arena for forecasting and treating diseases. Leading that effort at the Medical...

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