Tag Archives: advanced analytics

Payer IT paradigm shift needed to support customer-centric approach

With health plans focusing their organizations more on customers, it’s critically important that we ensure IT applications and infrastructure are modernized to better collect, store, analyze and produce more specific customer information. The IT implications are significant because plans’ administrative systems have historically focused on policy administration. While administrative systems are good at handling transactions, […]
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Better knowledge of your patients can lead to higher quality care

Congestive heart failure is a major source of health care costs in the United States. About 5.1 million people in the United States have the disease, costing the nation an estimated $32 billion each year. But providers can and should make a difference in the care of CHF to reduce not only costs but harm […]
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Predict the future: Are your hypertension patients at risk of complications?

Hypertension affects millions of Americans, increasing their risk for other health problems such as heart disease and stroke. The leading cause of visits to the doctor, hypertension costs $156 billion annually in health care services, medications and missed days of work.

Predict the future: stratify patients by risk to more effectively coordinate care

As organizations take on more risk, both clinical and financial, they are looking for ways to improve the quality of the care they provide and reduce costs. Population health management (PHM) with a strong emphasis on advanced analytics is one strategy for getting there.

Unlock the power of your “big” data

Your organization stores all sorts of data—electronic health records (EHRs), claims, socio-demographic and administrative. Are you taking advantage of what it has to offer? For a lot of organizations, the answer is probably “no.” While many have “big” data, they may not have “good” data.