# Data Privacy

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 Posts 1 Joined 28 Jun '11 Email user It looks to me like a waste of $3M. Somebody will win, by skill or by chance. I am sure that there is correlation between the number of prescription and number of days spent in hospital. But, what is the actionable value of a such model? Pay less claims, approve fewer prescriptions and you reduce the cost by "optimizing" the number of prescriptions per sex/age? If it turns out that the least amount of visits for a group is those with two prescriptions, will the third one be denied and the healthy be ask to pickup two drugs, any two drugs? #10 / Posted 22 months ago  Posts 41 Thanks 5 Joined 5 Apr '11 Email user Zarko wrote: It looks to me like a waste of$3M. Somebody will win, by skill or by chance. I am sure that there is correlation between the number of prescription and number of days spent in hospital. But, what is the actionable value of a such model? Pay less claims, approve fewer prescriptions and you reduce the cost by "optimizing" the number of prescriptions per sex/age? If it turns out that the least amount of visits for a group is those with two prescriptions, will the third one be denied and the healthy be ask to pickup two drugs, any two drugs? Thank you for the message. I'd like to make a couple of notes about this. First, it looks like it is going to be $500k instead of$3M. Second, according to my conservative calculations, if one would hire a team of experts to work on this problem, it would cost more than $5M to come up with similar solution: 20 ($ per hour) x 10 (hours per week) x 4 (weeks per month) x 24 (months) x 300 (teams) = \$5,760,000. Ultimately it is for HPN to decide the utility of the final solution. I don't expect to win anything, but for me personally, it's a win-win situation; I'm learning new things and enjoying the competition. Cheers! Thanked by FrogEater #11 / Posted 22 months ago