IBM today announced that Southeast Texas Medical Associates (SETMA), is using IBM business analytics software to gain greater insight into hospital readmissions and data that will help identify causes and design interventions to prevent patients from having to return to the hospital soon after their discharge.
SETMA, a primary healthcare group based in Beaumont, Texas, has seen significant results working with IBM. In just the first six months of the practice, SETMA has been able to cut the number of patient hospital readmissions by twenty-two percent by helping doctors identify trends, and assess treatment protocols to support the creation of a more comprehensive post-hospital treatment care programs. Additionally, SETMA physicians have been able to reduce time taken to evaluate patients data prior to treatment from a hours to a second.
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