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[...]
No, I am not talking about the Dalai Lama. I am talking about having a Population Health Analytics strategy that incorporates a Single Source of Truth (SSOT). In the past this strategy was often synonomous with a healthcare data warehouse. But with Big Data solutions, it's commonly referred to as a "Data Lake". More and more often, our customers refer to it as their single source of truth, so we decided to adopt the phrase and expand on it.
It seems like the more I look at websites in the healthcare IT space, the more confused I get. I don't know how many times I have read a website and come away thinking "Okay. Sounds impressive, but what do you actually do?" In fact, I have gotten away from using the generic term “analytics”, because it can mean almost anything and therefore means nothing. I like the term "rules engine", but even that can be confusing at times. I am sure many people think that if you've seen one, you've seen[...]
Thursday, May 26, 2016
The population health management world is filled with wonderful dashboards and data visualization tools - aka "shiny objects". Many of these tools are becoming core components of healthcare analytics. I have often been asked over the years by people looking for something to help them manage a patient population which tools made the most sense for their situation.I have also read countless RFPs that tried to rank tools based on certain features. On the[...]