In this talk, you will see how H2O machine learning was used to bridge the gap between a human-based service and a scalable physician-patient matching specialist recommendation platform designed to help thousands of patients per month. The initial healthcare navigation experts, (Kathy & Johanna), have decades of navigation experience recommending specialists. H2O machine learning was applied to merge their experienced thought processes into a resulting platform known as “Katanna”. The result is a scalable, automated, data-driven approach that handles the high volume needs of a healthcare physician recommendation service based on sophisticated ontologies and algorithms that dissect provider quality at the subspecialty and condition level.
1. Bharath Sudharsan is the Director of Data Science and Innovation at ArmadaHealth. He leads a team of data analysts who develop and implement AI tools that are at the heart of objective and data-driven specialty care referral process synonymous with ArmadaHealth. Bharath has also held positions at Fractal Analytics and Quanttus, Inc. and WellDoc, Inc. He is also the founder of Geetha, LLC, a provider of best in class healthcare analytics consultation including implementation of NLP and AI.
2. Ryan Kosiba is Senior Associate with the Data Science & Innovation team at ArmadaHealth. His role requires the application of logic, research and best practices to sustain the integrity of the underlying system for our data health solutions. This involves data cleansing, data validation and statistical analysis. Ryan is also responsible for defining and managing rules-based systems, as well as supporting various internal and external data science projects.
Prior to his role as Senior Associate, Ryan served as Senior Research & Credentialing Analyst with ArmadaHealth. He was responsible for creating customized reports and utilizing analytics to evaluate research and data integrity.