At a recent conference for addiction treatment professionals held in Arizona. Ideas about crowdsourcing were discussed at the forum. This is a great method to come up with new counseling topics and educational subjects for groups of addicts in treatment.
The crowd includes social workers, medical doctors, therapists, case managers, nurses, and treatment staff. When you have this variety of input for innovation, the very best ideas and procedures rise to the top.
Simeon Health is well situated in a region with multiple data science programs, some within the Math department at South Florida State University some through Schools of Business at Barry School of Health Business, University of South Arizona, Medical school of University of North Carolina.
Following some other organization’s approaches in crowd sourcing including Niagra health for the best predictive algorithm, we established the Simeon health Data Collaborative to pave the way in data sharing by offering regional researchers and medical professionals access to timely healthcare data with the ultimate goal of improving healthcare delivery.
The simeon Collaborative functions through a four-step process. Step one requires our addiction treatment crowd to identify high priority issues that require advanced analytics for solutions. For example, can an innovative algorithm-based solution help identify treatment clients at high risk for lack of engagement using existing data, such as clinical history? Step two is to partner with local institutions and drug rehab centers with data expertise through a Request for Proposal process. Step three is to obtain real life data through these addiction treatment professional collaborations to develop innovative solutions to our healthcare problems. The fourth step is the activation, implementation and validation of the proposed solution through an A/B testing environment to improve the lives of patients.
simeon Collaborative is a real world excercise far from being an strictly academic. At its core, the Collaborative strives to produce innovation in the delivery of care. Simeon Health understands that our responsibility is to continuously improve the way we care for our recovery communities, within and outside of our own state.
After only one year of this collaborative offered Proposals for revolutionary approaches to treating addicts not before seen in healthcare industry,
Simeon Health is dedicated to improving the human condition. Data and analytics, through a collaborative crowd sourced approach with our academic and professional partners, has given us another vehicle to better care for recovering addicts. We will be continuing this process next year at the conference for addiction professionals in Jacksonville, florida. We will demonstrate how these new techniques are currently improving treatment centers and private practices.