Weighing the Results of the $3 Million Heritage Health Prize at PAW San Francisco

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April 2013 Predictive Analytics Conference keynote looks at lessons learned from the largest ever predictive modeling competition.

Predictive Analytics World San Francisco | April 14-19, 2013

Predictive Analytics World San Francisco | April 14-19, 2013

Take one challenge – “develop an algorithm to predict and prevent unnecessary hospitalizations” – pit data scientists against each other in a $3 million international competition and what do you get? The answer is revealed at Predictive Analytics World (PAW) in San Francisco, CA, from April 14-19, 2013.

  •     Early Bird Savings end March 1, 2013 – don’t miss out on the chance to save up to $400 on registration prices.

In 2011, the Heritage Provider Network (HPN) launched the $3 Million Heritage Health Prize. The task for predictive analysts was simple:

  •     Create an algorithm that predicts how many days a patient will spend in a hospital in the next year using historical claims data.

With this important information in hand, health care providers could then develop new care strategies to reach patients before emergencies occur, thereby reducing the number of unnecessary hospitalizations.

On April 15, 2013, Anthony Goldbloom, CEO of Kaggle, will be discussing the results of the two-year contest and lessons learned from the experience. Do incentivized competitions deliver results? Are there other industry areas where a model like this would work?

Goldbloom’s fellow keynote speakers – Rayid Ghani, Chief Data Scientist for Obama for America, and Edward Nazarko, Chief Technical Advisor for IBM – follow him over the next two days, making PAW San Francisco one of the most high-powered (and highly anticipated) analytics conferences of 2013.

A special plenary session, pre- and post-conference workshops, expert panels and 35+ session case studies from top companies like Dell, HP, IBM, Monster, Netflix, Orbitz and many more round out the agenda.


Register before March 1 for PAW San Francisco (April 14-19, 2013) and save up to $400 off the full price.

View the full agenda and see all the in-depth sessions available.

About Predictive Analytics World

Predictive Analytics World is a world-renowned, business-focused event for predictive analytics professionals, managers and commercial practitioners. This conference delivers case studies, expertise and resources to achieve:

  •     Bigger wins: Strengthen the impact of predictive analytics deployment
  •     Broader capabilities: Establish new opportunities in data science
  •     Big data: Leverage bigger data for prediction and drive bigger value

The only conference of its kind, Predictive Analytics World delivers vendor-neutral sessions across verticals such as banking, financial services, e-commerce, entertainment, government, healthcare, high technology, insurance, non-profits, publishing and retail.

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