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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.

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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