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[...]
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.