Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the announcement from Peers Health that it is sponsor a two-year research project with the University of Michigan that will apply advanced learning technologies to a proprietary global database of millions of disability and workers’ comp cases.
The goals of the project include developing a prescriptive modeling framework to facilitate development of optimal return-to-work plans for injured or ill patients. Peers Health recently announced an expanded partnership with ODG to aggressively acquire new data to enhance ODG functionality and to fuel this research. U of M researchers noted that the data contain a “particularly interesting” training label: days away from work, which they hypothesize will be a strong signal for the type, timing, and effectiveness of the treatments and therapies.
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