UNC Health Care and Forecast Health form strategic agreement

As part of the agreement, UNC Health Care and Forecast Health will develop predictive models and services that enable health care providers to deliver more personalized health care and improve healthcare quality for their patients.

UNC Health Care has formed a strategic agreement with Forecast Health, a company that brings actionable and affordable predictive analytics solutions to hospital systems. As part of the agreement, UNC Health Care and Forecast Health will develop predictive models and services that enable health care providers to deliver more personalized health care and improve healthcare quality for their patients. The software models allow physicians and patients to identify factors that might influence a patient’s health risks or overall health outcomes.

“The opportunity for predictive analytics in health care is tremendous,” said Jason Burke, Senior Advisor at the UNC Health Care and School of Medicine Center for Innovation, which will be working with Forecast Health. “Health systems today are striving for new ways to optimize each patient’s individual care experience and outcomes. When physicians and their patients have actionable, easy-to-understand information earlier, they are able to make much better decisions, so we are excited to work with Forecast Health to develop those types of insights.”

Michael Cousins, PhD, President and Chief Analytics Officer at Forecast Health added: “The combination of rich data and advanced analytical methods can provide clinicians with key information about a patient’s risks. For example, we can prompt a care manager to consider whether the patient would benefit from a home health assessment.”

With this agreement, UNC Health Care plans to help Forecast Health develop a variety of predictive models, dashboards and patient rosters to deliver quality care across a broad spectrum of clinical areas.

About the UNC Health Care / School of Medicine Center for Innovation:

Established by the UNC Health Care System (UNC HCS) and the UNC School of Medicine (UNC SOM), the Center for Innovation (“the Center”) initiates, evaluates and supports the adoption of disruptive, patient-centered innovations in the delivery and financing of health care. The Center strives to provide rapid assessment, coordinated facilitation, program management, partnership development and funding for innovation.

About Forecast Health:

Forecast Health was founded in 2014 by a seasoned team with experience in care delivery, health care analytics and big data technologies.  Forecast Health is based in Durham, NC.  Contact to learn more.