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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"

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.

What is a Population Health Analytics Rules Engine and Why Should I Care?

Posted by Jeff Gasser on July 26, 2016

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[...]

Beware of "Shiny Objects" in Healthcare Analytics

Posted by Jeff Gasser on May 26, 2016

Thursday, May 26, 2016

3:24 PM

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[...]

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