Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc., an integrated population health management company, and Helynx, Inc., recently announced the deployment of a next-generation machine learning predictive analytics platform.
The two companies are teaming up to improve the medical outcomes of patients in ApolloMed’s Accountable Care Organization (ApolloMed ACO) and IPA (Maverick IPA). The effort will combine claims and clinical data from ApolloMed with Helynx’s unprecedented analytics platform. Helynx combines a vast array of information into a single, flexible format (a graph database), and employs machine learning to build a model from the combined data, facilitating data-driven predictions. The field of machine learning evolved from the study of pattern recognition and computational learning theory in artificial intelligence, and allows computers to find hidden insights without being explicitly programmed where to look.
ApolloMed will use Helynx’s cloud-based analytics engine to:
- Identify those patients at highest risk of being admitted to the hospital.
- Identify those patients at highest risk of hospital readmissions.
- Estimate hospital lengths of stay.
- Predict high cost cases.
- Risk-stratify patients.
- Compare patient’s actual costs and outcomes to their risk-adjustment factor (“RAF”)-based scores.
- Using Helynx’s patent-pending design, explore ApolloMed’s data to reveal valuable patterns or anomalies.
Helynx was founded by Chess Stetson, PhD and Boris Revechkis, PhD. Borne out of their academic background with neural recordings, Helynx’s technology was presented at the 2nd Annual Summit on Risk Adjustment and Revenue Management in December 2014 in Carlsbad, California and won 1st Place at the Herox Clinical Trials Innovation Challenge sponsored by the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation in August 2015. Dr. Stetson and Dr. Revechkis both earned their PhDs in Computation and Neural Systems at Caltech. They are joined by Kris Chaisanguanthum, PhD, who earned a PhD in Physics from Harvard. Diane Pham, M.D., Senior Medical Informatics Analyst at ApolloMed, will work with the Helynx team on this project.
Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. (ApolloMed)