How To Predict Public Health Outbreaks Before They Happen

Published: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 12:25pm
Updated: Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 11:47am
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Healthcare is an expensive business. And as we’ve seen in the intense debates surrounding the Affordable Care Act since its passage eight years ago — it’s also a controversial one.

Now, there is a Friday deadline to enroll for healthcare under the ACA, and in advance of that, The Show is looking at the issue of health care in a series of conversations.

We started by looking at an organization that’s working to predict where those healthcare resources will be spent.

In Arizona, we have seen an alarming spike in syphilis cases in women and newborns.

But, the University of California’s Institute for Prediction Technology predicts where outbreaks like this will happen. And, they do that by using social media.

Sean Young is the executive director of that institute. He spoke with The Show more about this.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story's headline has been updated.

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