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Tim Huke joins Deerwalk as Senior VP of Sales and Marketing, and comes with a wealth of experience, having spent over 22 years in the healthcare analytics and cost containment industry. Tim comes to Deerwalk most recently from Change Healthcare (formerly Emdeon), where he spent over 3 years as Vice President of Payment Integrity Sales. Prior to Emdeon, Tim spent 10 years of his career at TC3 Health, Inc. as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. During this time, Tim helped evolve TC3 from a small, start up healthcare firm, to a national leader providing claims cost management solutions to over 120 payer clients nationwide. Tim’s market segment portfolio under extensive sales leadership include: commercial, Medicare and Medicaid health plans, MCO’s, Co-Op’s, Blues plans, TPA’s, and Taft-Hartley Health and Welfare Funds. Tim holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Speech Communications from California State University-Long Beach.

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The Importance of Foundational Data Integrity to Healthcare Analytics

Posted by Tim Huke on April 10, 2018

My last post addressed a general overview of the entire healthcare analytics continuum - from foundational data integrity to true prescriptive analytics. At the end of that post I promised to dive into each layer with a bit more detail. So today's post will deal with the most important layer in the continuum - foundational data integrity. After all, without high quality, fully integrated and enriched healthcare data, any analytics exercise will be flawed at best.

An Overview of the Healthcare Analytics Continuum

Posted by Tim Huke on February 15, 2018

Recent polls by GE and Accenture show that big data analytics is a priority for almost 90% of organizations within healthcare. Data is an essential tool for market participants that want to increase share while improving the quality of customer deliverables. And, in the not too distant future, healthcare providers and stakeholders that implement an analytics strategy will excel in clinical quality and prevention of operational bottlenecks.

Population Health Analytics Platform vs Reporting Application 

Posted by Tim Huke on February 01, 2018

In many fields, it is common to hear the terms "platform" and "application" tossed around interchangeably. The confusion is understandable because, for a non-technical person, platforms and applications can provide similar initial results. The two concepts are quite different, though, and it's important to understand which one your organization needs.

Population Health Analytics.....Right Time, Right Solution

Posted by Tim Huke on January 26, 2017

I’ve spent my entire professional career in healthcare - 24 years and counting. The vast majority of that time was spent in the cost containment segment, in particular PPO network management strategies and out-of-network repricing and negotiation strategies. For years, I passionately believed that the products and services I represented were providing value to my clients by reducing their paid claims expense. Over the last 5-7 years of my tenure in that segment of the business it became more[...]

Finally....Medicare Reference Pricing embedded in my Population Health Analytics application!

Posted by Tim Huke on August 04, 2016

The more time I spent in the field this past spring, the more I heard from both existing and potential clients about the need to analyze plan allowed amounts against Medicare pricing equivalencies.  It's no secret that employers, brokers, consultants, TPA's and health plans are all considering various reference-based or Medicare-based pricing strategies in their plan designs.  Whether considering a total PPO replacement, a narrow network strategy complemented with Medicare pricing wrapped[...]

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