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Friday, October 6 • 11:15am - 12:00pm
Network Analytics for Narcotic Safety Initiatives

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The opioid epidemic – which is the rapid increase in the use of opioid drugs in US is considered the worst drug crisis in America. It is estimated that every day 91 Americans die due to opioid overdose. The government and various health care organizations are coming together to tackle this huge problem. Health care plans are designing various programs to help reduce the opioid overutilization. Analytics plays a key role in the identification of fraud and abuse and also monitoring the utilization. In this talk, we talk about the Opioid epidemic, what health plans are doing to address it, and how advanced analytics such as network analytics are used as tools to aid this process.

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Prasanna Desikan

Data Science Leader, Blue Shield of California

Friday October 6, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm CDT
Room 6 Optum, 13625 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN, United States