Dr. Robert Aronoff is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute, Albany Medical College, and completed six years post–graduate training at Baylor College of Medicine. For the last 25 years he has practiced Interventional Cardiology in central Pennsylvania in both private practice and academic settings.
Dr. Aronoff is experienced in the development and implementation of database and electronic medical record systems utilized within private office and hospital systems. He has written multiple query and reporting suites used for patient care, quality improvement, and cost containment. His current efforts contribute to the goals of the Penn State Center for Translational Science Institute.
Recent work is focused on facilitation and automation for the secondary analysis of data contained within electronic medical records. A demonstration project involves development of a model to predict 30 day readmission after a hospitalization for congestive heart failure. This presentation will highlight the findings of this project along with an analyst’s view of the Salford Predictive Modeler Suite™ (SPM) used for model creation.