In Alameda County, A Big Data Effort To Prevent Frequent ER Visits

(By Jenny Gold for Kaiser Health News)

Almost every day, a patient comes into Dr. Arthur Sorrell’s San Francisco emergency room still wearing a wristband from another hospital nearby.

“There are folks who have a life of going from emergency department to emergency department, and that’s how their day is spent,” said Sorrell, an emergency physician and administrator at Sutter Health. “It’s sad and tragic, but that’s what happens.” Read article here…..

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