Improving Population Health
Working with public and private stakeholders, and evaluating some of the existing vendor solutions, today MITRE researcher Jaya Tripathi has created a drug control tool that can be used by law enforcement and other organizations. The Boston Globe spoke with her about the ground-breaking research she’s doing.
A paper by MITRE principal investigators Christopher Teixeira and Mark Thomas calls for connected data, collaboration, and innovation to end child fatalities from abuse and neglect.
Child welfare agencies are interested in leveraging new and emerging techniques to help them harness data and technology to make dramatic improvements to child welfare practice and ultimately produce better outcomes for children and families. This document explores the state of the use of predictive analytics in child welfare by conducting an environmental scan of child welfare agencies, academia, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit vendors.
Predictive analytics is increasingly seen as a technology that can improve child welfare outcomes, turning hindsight into insight and insight into value. This tool will guide the user through a series of criteria to help determine whether predictive analytics is an appropriate approach for the child welfare question you are considering.
This document introduces child welfare administrators and policy makers to the benefits and challenges faced in using predictive analytics to improve child welfare practice. It suggests questions that administrators and policy makers considering a...
A personal experience inspired a MITRE principal scientist to pursue a new research focus on the fraud and abuse of prescription painkillers to better connect the dots among prescribers, pharmacists, and patients.
Emergency room physicians are often blamed for the rising number of opioid overdoses in the U.S. because they are generally the first to prescribe opioids to patients seeking pain relief. A 2016 article in the Annals of Emergency Medicine sought to address the issue and provide solutions and alternatives for patients.
The problem is “no longer just heroin and cocaine; it’s prescription drugs,” said Jaya Tripathi, principal investigator at the MITRE Corp. “If you look at the trends, despite the overwhelming focus and funds, more needs to be done.”
MITRE researchers have developed a powerful analytical tool to predict and identify prescription drug fraud schemes involving patients, prescribers, and pharmacies. The system shows promise for state and federal government efforts to combat opioid abuse.
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By working through these challenges together across government, public and private entities, and academia, we can solve problems for a safer world.