HCA Healthcare uses data insights from machine learning to save lives

HCA Healthcare, a Nashville-based healthcare company, uses its data resources to find innovative solutions to long-standing industry challenges. A cross-functional team of clinicians, data scientists, and technology professionals at HCA Healthcare used Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform to create a real-time predictive analytics product, SPOT (Sepsis Prediction and Optimization of Therapy). With SPOT, the company can more accurately and rapidly detect sepsis, a potentially life-threatening condition, helping to save lives. SPOT is the first of many initiatives across the organization to use real-time data at scale to improve patient care with new insights.


  • Saving lives by creating big data analysis platform to speed sepsis detection
  • Created reliable, highly available container environment for new services and real-time machine learning algorithms
  • Established supported yet flexible environment for learning health system


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