Predictive Analytics is the Next Step in BI - Prescription Finder [Videos]

Predictive analytics is the next step in BI: Taking advantage of real medical data made available on the Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket by Practice Fusion, a useful and compelling application inside of Excel 2010 using Microsoft PowerPivot and Predixion Insight was stitched together in less than an hour.The following video shows, the app dubbed "Prescription […]

Predictive analytics is the next step in BI: Taking advantage of real medical data made available on the Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket by Practice Fusion, a useful and compelling application inside of Excel 2010 using Microsoft PowerPivot and Predixion Insight was stitched together in less than an hour.

The following video shows, the app dubbed "Prescription Finder" that uses historical medical data to allow a physician to display the top 10 medications prescribed for any particular medical diagnosis or set of diagnoses through a simple and effective Excel-based user interface.

Going one step further, it allows the physician to explore possible contraindications by using predictive analytics to suggest related conditions that a patient may have so the physician can make the best choice for their patient.

Prescription Finder: Wndows Azure App

In the video, Jamie MacLennan, CTO of Predixion Software, explains the difference between business intelligence and predictive analytics and shares a program that Predixion has created in Excel to review the Practice Fusion data:

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