5 things to know about Oklahoma State University's new Center for Predictive Medicine

Oklahoma State University's Center for Health Systems Innovation in Stillwater has launched its Center for Predictive Medicine, according to a Tulsa World report.

Here are five things to know about the center.

1. The center has two locations, one at the Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa and the Spears School of Business in Stillwater.

2. The center will use a national clinical database, donated to OSU in 2014 by Cerner, to develop and implement information technology tools aimed at improving patient care, according to the report. This database includes information from more than 850 facilities nationwide and includes more than 75 million clinical event encounters collected over the last 16 years.

3. The center will use the data to develop algorithms to assist with clinical decisions, as well as predictive medicine tools that can be applied to clinical conditions and complications, drug dispensing and interactions, admission and discharge planning, and payment model reforms, the Tulsa World reported.

5. According to the report, projects already underway at the center include developing clinical decision and support algorithms to help manage cardiovascular, pulmonary and diabetic patients; drug studies to demonstrate which patient populations are best suited for certain therapeutic interventions; and developing hospital, clinical and performance benchmarks.

 

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