Challenge Webinars

Public Notice

Patient Matching Algorithm Challenge Winners

Best “F-score” (a measure of accuracy that factors in both precision and recall):

  • First Place ($25,000): Vynca
  • Second Place ($20,000): PICSURE
  • Third Place ($15,000): Information Softworks

Best First Run ($5,000): Information Softworks

Best Recall ($5,000): PICSURE

Best Precision ($5,000): Ocuvera

Each winner employed widely different methods. PICSURE used an algorithm based on the Fellegi-Sunter (1969) method for probabilistic record matching and performed a significant amount of manual review. Vynca used a stacked model that combined the predictions of eight different models. They reported that they manually reviewed less than .001 percent of the records. Although Information Softworks also used a Fellegi-Sunter-based enterprise master patient index (EMPI) system with some additional tuning, they also reported extremely limited manual review.

 

Patient Matching Algorithm Challenge Webinars

Date: May 10, 2017

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m. (EDT)
Recorded Webinar Link: https://capitalconsultingcorp.webex.com/capitalconsultingcorp/lsr.php?RCID=f4a3daf59be5edeecc9e179bddacf004
PowerPoint Slides: Webinar 1 PowerPoint

 

Date: May 17, 2017

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m. (EDT)
Recorded Webinar Link: https://capitalconsultingcorp.webex.com/capitalconsultingcorp/lsr.php?RCID=8009de71fcd3596e6187d8ec16170757
PowerPoint Slides: Webinar 2 PowerPoint

 

Date: May 24, 2017

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m. (EDT)
Recorded Webinar Link: https://capitalconsultingcorp.webex.com/capitalconsultingcorp/lsr.php?RCID=4b577d6eebd760282f240500da740d26
PowerPoint Slides: Webinar 3 PowerPoint