Healthcare Analytics Made Simple

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  • Gain valuable insight into healthcare incentives, finances, and legislation 
  • Discover the connection between machine learning and healthcare processes
  • Use SQL and Python to analyze data
  • Measure healthcare quality and provider performance
  • Identify features and attributes to build successful healthcare models 
  • Build predictive models using real-world healthcare data
  • Become an expert in predictive modeling with structured clinical data
  • See what lies ahead for healthcare analytics

In recent years, machine learning technologies and analytics have been widely utilized across the healthcare sector. Healthcare Analytics Made Simple bridges the gap between practising doctors and data scientists. It equips the data scientists’ work with healthcare data and allows them to gain better insight from this data in order to improve healthcare outcomes.

This book is a complete overview of machine learning for healthcare analytics, briefly describing the current healthcare landscape, machine learning algorithms, and Python and SQL programming languages. The step-by-step instructions teach you how to obtain real healthcare data and perform descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics using popular Python packages such as pandas and scikit-learn. The latest research results in disease detection and healthcare image analysis are reviewed.

By the end of this book, you will understand how to use Python for healthcare data analysis, how to import, collect, clean, and refine data from electronic health record (EHR) surveys, and how to make predictive models with this data through real-world algorithms and code examples.

  • Perform healthcare analytics with Python and SQL
  • Build predictive models on real healthcare data with pandas and scikit-learn
  • Use analytics to improve healthcare performance
Page Count 268
Course Length 8 hours 2 minutes
ISBN 9781787286702
Date Of Publication 30 Jul 2018


Vikas “Vik” Kumar

Vikas “Vik” Kumar grew up in the United States in Upstate New York. He earned his MD from the University of Pittsburgh but shortly after he discovered his true calling of computers and data science. He then earned his MS in the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology. He currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia and works as a data scientist at Philips Wellcentive.