Health care data analysis allows organizations to gain insights into patterns and correlations found in their member populations. Lacking those insights, an organization may be basing its population health management decisions on inference and conjecture with little evidence to support its decisions.
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.
Objective: A customer wanted to find out why two facilities in the same area had such a difference in emergency room visit cost.
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 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:
My last two posts addressed a general overview of the healthcare analytics continuum, and the importance of foundational data integrity to healthcare analytics. For today's post I'd like to dig a little deeper into the difference between descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics, with a focus on prescriptive analytics, as I've found it has different meanings for different users.
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