Cigna’s Algorithms Aim to Predict Opioid Abuse

By The Wall Street Journal

Machine learning and predictive analytics is helping the health insurance company identify customers likely to overdose.

Cigna Corp. is using artificial intelligence (AI) to predict whether patients may abuse and/or overdose on prescription opioids – part of the company’s commitment to reducing the substance’s use among its consumers, according to the EVP and Global CIO, Mark Boxer.

Cigna will do this using proprietary algorithms, which are aided by the use of machine learning – a subfield of AI referring to the science of having computers acting intelligently without requiring explicit programming.

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13 Dec 2018

Tagged in: AI, data analytics, innovation, machine learning

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