Hotspotting: Research reveals it’s not yet proven

Gabriel Perna | January 13, 2020

New research in the New England Journal has brought a critical eye towards health care hot spotting. Researchers at MIT studied whether or not hotspotting—a program where providers identify and coordinate care for high-cost patients (or “superutilizers”)—is effective. The results from the four-year analysis of the program at the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers were surprising, to say the least.

About the Author

Gabriel Perna, Senior Manager, Digital Content

Gabriel Perna is the Senior Manager of Digital Content at Health Evolution. He brings 10+ years of experience in covering the intersection of health care and business. Previously, he was at Chief Executive, Physicians Practice and Healthcare Informatics. You can reach him via email at or on Twitter at @GabrielSPerna