Developing a High Quality Palliative Care Screening Instrument

Palliative care is one of the few health care interventions that has been consistently shown to improve patient outcomes and quality of life while reducing unnecessary utilization and total cost of care. Unfortunately, providers often fail to identify the patients most likely to benefit until it is too late.

Combining real time information obtained directly from the medical chart with key administrative data using advanced neural networks,  we will be better able to identify appropriate patients and enhance support for our patients and families.