Shoumik Roychoudhury

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The American health care system is rife with perverse incentives. Providers are reimbursed for providing more care rather than preventive or higher quality care. Starting in 2012, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) sets Medicare reimbursement rates based on hospital performance for 30-day preventable readmissions relative to expectations using 3 specific target(More)
— High false alarm rates in intensive care units (ICUs) cause desensitization among care providers, thus risking patients' lives. Providing early detection of true and false cardiac arrhythmia alarms can alert hospital personnel and avoid alarm fatigue, so that they can act only on true life-threatening alarms, hence improving efficiency in ICUs. However ,(More)
BACKGROUND The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) introduced in October 2012 as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), ties hospital reimbursement rates to adjusted 30-day readmissions and mortality performance for a small set of target diagnoses. There is growing concern and emerging evidence that use of a small set of target diagnoses to(More)
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