Applying Advanced Analytics in Clinical Care

Event Date: October 14, 2020 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm ET

Event Materials:

  • Presentation Slides (PDF, 3.82 MB). (Persons using assistive technology may not be able to fully access information in this presentation. For assistance, please contact Corey Mackison).
  • Q&As (PDF, 152.86KB)


AHRQ hosted a webinar to discuss how advanced analytics can be applied into clinical care. Specifically, the panel featured findings from research projects that applied machine learning and natural language processing techniques to effectively analyze unstructured text information and process data from multiple sources for identification of patients who would benefit from treatments or interventions.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  1. Review how machine learning algorithms in conjunction with natural language processing can be used to identify patients at high risk for death.
  2. Evaluate the benefits of using EHR-integrated machine learning algorithms to identify patients with epilepsy who could benefit from surgery.
  3. Describe how data mining and machine learning can help forecast adverse outcomes among surgical patients.
  4. Discuss different advanced data analytic techniques for improving the quality, safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of care.
  5. Identify how to best integrate advanced data analytics into clinical practice.


Alexander Turchin
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director of Informatics Research
Division of Endocrinology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Judith Dexheimer
Associate Professor
Division of Emergency Medicine, Division of Biomedical Informatics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Michael S. Avidan
Department of Anesthesiology, Washington University School of Medicine


Chun-Ju (Janey) Hsiao

Chun-Ju (Janey) Hsiao, Ph.D.

Health Scientist Administrator
Division of Digital Healthcare Research, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement

Eligible providers were able to earn up to 1.5 CE/CME contact hours for participating in the live webinar. 

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