Accident Fund Insurance Company to Present at Text Analytics World Conference in New York City

LANSING, Mich., Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zubair Shams, director of Product Development for Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, a leading national workers compensation insurance company, will be speaking on behalf of the company at the Text Analytics World conference in New York City.

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Shams will be presenting a case study entitled, "Using Text Analytics to Accurately Segment Worker's Compensation Injuries."  Worker's compensation insurers can utilize predictive models to identify high-cost injuries early on for triage and cost prevention.  Accident Fund was interested in the insured's secondary conditions, known as co-morbidities, such as obesity and diabetes, as model variables because these factors can significantly influence overall outcomes.  This information is typically captured in adjuster's handwritten notes, so Accident Fund applied text analytics to generate co-morbidity indicators.  In this case study, Shams will present lessons learned from handling the challenges presented by examining freeform adjustor notes.

Held at Hilton New York, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, in New York City, the event takes place October 19-20, 2011.

This is the inaugural Text Analytics World conference and it is designed to bring professionals and experts together in order to keep text analytics deployment moving forward, strengthening the impact it delivers and establishing new opportunities.  For more information about this conference, visit www.textanalyticsworld.com/newyork.

For more information about Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, visit www.accidentfund.com.

Accident Fund Insurance Company of America

Founded in 1912 and headquartered in Lansing, Mich., Accident Fund Insurance Company of America is licensed to provide workers compensation coverage in 48 states and the District of Columbia. Accident Fund is rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accident Fund Holdings, Inc., the 10th largest workers compensation insurer in the United States. For more information, visit Accident Fund's website at www.accidentfund.com.

SOURCE Accident Fund Insurance Company of America



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