This week we told you about "hot spotting
": using data to find out who is using the health care system the most, and then targeting care to those spots to help people get healthy, and bring costs to the system down. We looked at a Canadian hot spot in Saskatoon, but we also talked to the U.S. doctor who coined the phrase and who first mined the data. For the past 10 years, Dr. Jeffrey Brenner
has been using the data he gathered in Camden, New Jersey to find new and better ways to deliver health care and as he calls it to "bend the cost curve." He spoke to Brian about how he found the hotspots and the kind of disruptive change
it takes to cool them down.