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Deerwalk Plan Analytics Version 9.0 Features New "Create" Dashboards and a Document Repository

Posted by Deerwalk Engineering Team on July 23, 2019

Deerwalk's latest release of Plan Analytics brings enhanced dashboard customization and simplified document management

Deerwalk Plan Analytics Version 8.8 Introduces the Plan Design Module

Posted by Deerwalk Engineering Team on May 08, 2019

Deerwalk's latest release of Plan Analytics brings new capabilities to support benefit planning

Deerwalk Plan Analytics Version 8.7 Features Integrated Cost and Quality Reporting

Posted by Deerwalk Engineering Team on April 15, 2019

Deerwalk's latest release of Plan Analytics includes new reporting and filtering functionality to support the delivery of high-value care

Deerwalk Plan Analytics Version 8.6 Incorporates Updates to the Quality Metrics Used to Identify Gaps in Care

Posted by Deerwalk Engineering Team on March 20, 2019

Deerwalk's latest release of Plan Analytics includes updates to Quality Metrics

Deerwalk Plan Analytics Version 8.5 Features Custom Chart Creation

Posted by Deerwalk Engineering Team on February 12, 2019

Deerwalk's latest release of Plan Analytics includes new chart creation functionality and modifications to the "Report Archive"

Are Ridesharing Services Replacing Ambulances?

Posted by Jeff Gasser on February 05, 2019

There's been buzz that more and more people are getting to the emergency room by Lyft and Uber instead of ambulance...What does the data say? 

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.....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[...]

A Single Source of Truth in Population Health Analytics

Posted by Scott MacEwen on September 22, 2016

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.

Deerwalk Customers Benefit from Big Data Technology

Posted by Rudra Pandey on April 11, 2014

Our customers can enjoy the benefits of true Big Data Technology with Deerwalk's Reporting and Analytics platform, Makalu. It allows users to select a section of any population and produce analytics for that selection on the fly. The population can be selected using one or more of the following criteria:

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