A framework for predicting employee health risks using Ensemble Model

Chan, Nicholas Kin Whai and Lee, Angela Siew Hoong * and Zuraini Zainol, (2021) A framework for predicting employee health risks using Ensemble Model. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 8 (9). pp. 29-38. ISSN 2313-3724

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Official URL: http://doi.org/10.21833/ijaas.2021.09.004


Through the phenomenon of data, big data and data analytics have provided an opportunity to collect, store, process, analyze and visualize an immense amount of information. Healthcare is recognized as one of the most information-intensive sectors. An urge to explore analytics has been sparked by the rapid growth of data within the healthcare sector. Most employers in Malaysia provide medical benefits that are included in the medical insurance plan for their employees. Data collected such as the history of medical claims are stored with the HR (Human Resource) which contributes to the potential of analyzing and recognizing trends within medical claims to better understand the use and overall health of the employee population. Patients with higher risk will generally convert into patients with high costs. Hence, early intervention of these patients will allow employers to potentially minimize costs and plan preventative steps. In predictive analysis, Decision Trees and Regression are typical techniques applied. The proposed framework combines an ensemble technique known as Stacking. As opposed to a single predictive model, an ensemble predictive model would yield better performance and accuracy. The objective of this paper is therefore to review current practices and past research within the healthcare sector while suggesting a practical framework for classification ensemble modeling. Preliminary findings indicated that an ensemble model can produce higher predictive accuracy and performance than a single model.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Data analytics; Predictive analysis; Ensemble modeling; Stacking Framework
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Others > Non Sunway Academics
Sunway University > School of Engineering and Technology [formerly School of Science and Technology until 2020] > Dept. Computing and Information Systems
Depositing User: Dr Janaki Sinnasamy
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Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2021 03:00
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2021 03:00
URI: http://eprints.sunway.edu.my/id/eprint/1840

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