- Improving population health is becoming a critical objective of the new healthcare landscape. We have the ability to tie together the massive amounts of medical and encounter data over a wide variety of formats and locations, employ our data-mining and analysis capabilities, and allow you to gain valuable insights about what is working to improve the health status of your patient universe. This will not only help patients achieve greater health, it will also significantly lower costs for healthcare companies.
- Electronic Health Records (EHRs), cost and billing information, lab work and other measures of physical and behavioral health can be mined to develop care models to help healthcare companies reduce costs while improving outcomes. In one case, it was found that hospital visits could be lowered by 75 percent during the time frame from November 1 – March 15 if 50 percent of children age 6 months to 17 years received flu vaccinations. This actionable information has encouraged health-insurance companies to undertake aggressive campaigns to increase flu vaccination in these populations, which has successfully kept people healthier and out of the hospital while reducing costs for health plans.