In anticipation of his upcoming conference presentation at Predictive Analytics World Healthcare in Boston, “Resource Optimization: Using Predictive Analytics to Forecast Hospital Patient Volume for Hospital Resource Allocation and Staffing,” we asked Nephi Walton, M.D., MS Biomedical Informatics, Washington University/University of Utah, a few questions about his work in predictive analytics. Q: In your work with predictive analytics, what area of healthcare are you focused on (i.e., clinical outcomes, insurance, quality improvement, etc.)? A: I am working on several projects in various areas. My primary focus at the moment is on QI, and hospital management. Q: What clinical outcomes do
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