Advanced Healthcare Research and Analytics: Catching fraud, Removing Waste, Finding Providers, and Happy Consumers

Friday, February 5, 2016 - 1:25pm - 2:25pm
Lind 305
Jason Haupt (UnitedHealth Group)
UnitedHealthcare's Advanced Research and Analytics (ARA) teams solve business problems across all internal lines of business. During this presentation we will discuss 3-4 high impact business problems and how the ARA team solved or is trying to solve them. We will also discuss mathematics and applied problem solving in Healthcare with a focus on career prep and projections.

Examples: From simple rules to machine learned algorithms trained on features generated from topological data analysis, the ARA data scientists and solution architects saved over 0 million in 2015 from fraud, waste, errors and abuse. Your likelihood to complain is being calculated such that once authenticated, you can be routed to a more appropriate call center agent--improving the consumer experience.

Jason Haupt is the Associate Director of Healthcare Analytics Technology for UnitedHealthcare's Advanced Research and Analytics team. He received a B.S. in Physics and B.S. in Astrophysics from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He received his PhD in Experimental High Energy Particle Physics awarded by the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. His thesis work involved 6 years of work with the CERN proton collider. Jason then moved into healthcare as a statistician developing and deploying models for a large provider organization and led teams of analysts as a manager. As a 6th generation Minnesotan, Jason looks forward to the long cold winters each year.