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Deerwalk Releases Plan Analytics Version 7.8

Posted by Deerwalk Engineering Team on July 11, 2018

Deerwalk is proud to announce enhanced features of Plan Analytics, the flagship population health analytics and reporting application, with version 7.8 released earlier this week. The release is available immediately and includes two new reports; the Trend and Variance Summary report and the Injectable Drug Place of Service Savings report.

Deerwalk Plan Analytics Use Case 18.6.2 - Utilization Metric Module Offers Comparative ER Cost Analysis

Posted by Deerwalk Account Management Team on June 21, 2018

Objective:   A customer wanted to find out why two facilities in the same area had such a difference in emergency room visit cost.

The Promise of Integrated Healthcare Management Fulfilled

Posted by Jo Anne Hunt on June 19, 2018

Health organizations across the United States have jumped onto the population health management bandwagon striving to provide efficient care management services while lowering plan members’ health risks and costs. The desire to identify members with modifiable risks — while aligning care management services to fit the population’s needs — is pushing healthcare organizations toward advanced data management platforms, migrating to data-supported care management programs. Deerwalk’s integrated[...]

Deerwalk Releases Version 9.9 of Care Manager and Version 8.6 of Health Portal

Posted by Deerwalk Engineering Team on June 14, 2018

Deerwalk is proud to announce enhanced features in new releases of its Care Manager and Health Portal applications, giving more value for clinicians and employees, respectively.

Deerwalk Releases Plan Analytics Version 7.7

Posted by Deerwalk Engineering Team on June 13, 2018

Deerwalk is proud to announce enhanced features of Plan Analytics, the flagship population health analytics and reporting application, with version 7.7 released earlier this week. The release is available immediately and includes a new Trend Analysis report that is a collection of three charts that forecast paid/allowed claim amounts; incurred but not reported (IBNR) claims, and medical risk trend using the Milliman MARA predictive modeling scores:

Noteworthy or Just Another Episode? Exploring Episode of Care in a Value-Based Care Environment

Posted by Jo Anne Hunt on June 05, 2018

Deerwalk Releases Version 7.6 of Plan Analytics

Posted by Deerwalk Engineering Team on May 18, 2018

Deerwalk is proud to announce enhanced features of Plan Analytics, the flagship population health analytics and reporting application, with version 7.6 released earlier this week. With 7.6, the application will now report age and gender adjusted benchmark values to give customers higher quality comparisons of patient populations and provider performance.

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.

Stop Managing Your Healthcare Data Like It's the 1990's 

Posted by Jeff Gasser on July 05, 2017

If I were going to design the worst possible health care analytics department in a health plan, TPA, or benefits consultancy, this is what I would do. First, I would go out and buy all the hardware and software licenses I needed, not to mention the database administrators and IT personnel necessary to support it. Why use the cloud? That's just a trend, right? And what about data security? The cloud can’t be nearly as secure as my data warehouse, right?

A Finer Grain: Deerwalk's Approach to Utilization in Population Health Analytics

Posted by Ed Hausman on June 16, 2016

Traditional population health analytics vendors calculate utilization through the use of ‘summary tables’. This approach aggregates information from medical claims about a visit, service or procedure and stores that information in a slimmed down format (the summary table itself) that is digestible on lower performing SQL servers. Each utilization type has a summary table – an ER Visit summary table, an Admission summary table, a CT Scan summary table – and these summary tables, rather than[...]

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