Development, Validation and Deployment of a Real Time 30 Day Hospital Readmission Risk Assessment Tool in the Maine Healthcare Information Exchange
There were three steps in model development: 1) two independent cohorts were constructed for retrospective modeling and prospective validation; 2) the retrospective cohort was split into two subgroups with each incorporating non-overlapped care facilities. The first subgroup was further split into model training and calibration sub cohorts, and the second subgroup was used as the blind-test cohort; and 3) the model was validated using the prospective cohort. Unsupervised clustering pattern analysis that included demographic and clinical data was performed. The prospectively validated model was then deployed in production to support healthcare quality monitoring and improvement efforts.