An expert viewpoint: Calendar for HEDIS success

Blog #2 in a 2-Part Series In part 1 of this blog series, I made the case for taking a year-round approach to improve HEDIS season efficiency. Here, I offer the framework for a tool to jumpstart your success. Maintain momentum quarter after quarter with a HEDIS calendar Create your calendar by documenting events and […]
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An expert viewpoint: Why HEDIS is a marathon, not a sprint

Blog #1 in a 2-Part Series You may think of HEDIS season as a point-in-time push where you focus significant resources on getting the documentation you need to show that members received their necessary treatments, screenings and more. Likely that effort consumes your priorities, starting with the January prep through the June submissions. But your […]
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New survey findings reveal key market forces impacting health care

New and shifting trends affecting health care are driving important changes in employers’ health and well-being strategies. The Optum® “9th Annual Wellness in the Workplace Study” shows overall investment in employee health and wellness remains strong among American employers. Increasingly more employers are investing in wellness strategies to ensure their benefits offerings not only respond […]
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Cloud enables storage and powerful analytics across the enterprise and populations

This is the 4th blog in our series “From data diffusion to insights with enterprise-wide data strategy” An interview with Francois Charette, Senior Vice President of Product Engineering, Optum Health plan organizations have a short window of opportunity to become true orchestrators of care by capitalizing on the data locked in their systems. Francois Charette is […]
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An expert viewpoint: Five questions to evaluate your HEDIS performance

If you are feeling relieved (and perhaps somewhat exhausted) now that your HEDIS submissions are in for the year, you are not alone. But if you want to be even more successful with your HEDIS effort next year, take action now to evaluate what went well, what didn’t, and how you can improve moving forward. […]
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An expert viewpoint: Discover HEDIS improvements beyond standard workstreams

There are excellent strategies to improve your HEDIS performance by reflecting on the past year and making course corrections. But there are even more transformational considerations that can yield exponentially higher benefits.  Ask yourself and your team: How siloed is the HEDIS effort within your organization? If the focus starts and stops with the Quality […]
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Predictive analytics help treat people, not symptoms

How people have behaved in the past can tell us a lot about how they will act in the future. This statement holds true in medicine. As scores of data — from medical, behavioral, socioeconomic and even psychographic sources — can attest, medical histories can say a lot about how someone will react to a […]
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Business use cases for the enterprise data platform and big-data analytics

This is the 3rd blog in our series “From data diffusion to insights with enterprise-wide data strategy” An interview with Sameer Siraj, Strategic Product Management, Health Care Technology as a Service, Optum In the third of our four-part series, Sameer Siraj describes how an enterprise data platform combined with machine learning and analytics supports contextualization. Contextualization […]
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8 tips to help employees celebrate National Employee Health and Fitness Month

At long last, spring is here for most of the country. Did you know May is National Employee Health and Fitness Month? Just being able to go outside without having to layer up is enticing. Especially for employees who are considering becoming more active or taking part in a fitness program. Spring is also a […]
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Data and analytics can be the keystone to payer/provider collaboration

Change is the theme of the moment in health care. There’s a general recognition that moving toward a health system that prioritizes prevention and quality of care is the right way to go, but almost no agreement on how exactly to get there. Nobody said leaving the world of fee-for-service would be easy, but I […]
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