Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence tools can identify patients, estimate the costs to the system, quantify the savings from life saving medications and support investment from financial instruments to loan the health system funds to provide.
Many children's diseases can be prevented by a vaccine. Today, hundreds of thousands of children die or are hospitalized with a preventable children's disease. Machine learning and artificial intelligence has and can again be applied to identify such disease; Pneumococcal explored in this instance.
Pneumococcal has an instance of 24:10,000 children and 8% of these 24 children die; approximately 2:10,000. The children lives lost is priceless and the savings are in the millions in which pneumococcal is a devastating illness. These lives could be saved and avoiding hospitalization if all children were vaccines to prevent or eradicate at some future point pneumococcal illness.
|Identified||Symptoms at hospitals|
|Vaccines saves lives||26,880|
|Vaccine prevents hospitalizations||336,000|