SCIO Health Analytics® Features Top 5 Blog Posts of First Half 2017 View as PDF

Predictive analytics experts share tips on tapping behavioral analytics to enhance patient care, leveraging insights-as-a-service to gain a 360-degree view and more.

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – July 13, 2017 – Payers, providers and life sciences companies seeking guidance on how they can turn health data into actionable insights can begin by reviewing the top 5 year-to-date posts on SCIO Health Analytics’ blog, SCIOKnow. In the following posts, SCIO’s experts cover a range of topics, from how life science companies can apply data to discover new markets of undiagnosed patients, to why today’s business intelligence and analytics centers of excellence aren’t getting the job done.

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Using data to discover and treat undiagnosed patients: For life sciences companies, there is a tremendous, untapped market of undiagnosed patients for a variety of conditions. These are individuals who either have the condition but have not had it detected, or those who do not have the condition yet but are trending towards it. John Pagliuca, vice president of life sciences, reveals best practices life sciences companies can employ to identify these undiagnosed patients, who are typically hidden from view through conventional means.


Beyond empty words: Behavioral analytics provides healthcare organizations with real insights: It can be difficult to rely solely on the words people say about taking the right actions to manage their health. Instead, looking to non-traditional sources of information, such as behavioral data, might just be the way to discover the real actions patients are likely to take. In this post, David Hom, SCIO’s chief evangelist, discusses how healthcare organizations can begin to harness the power of behavioral analytics to create strategies to guide patients toward compliance and healthier lifestyles.


MACRA: Proceed at your own pace – But you might want to hurry: Providers breathed a sigh of relief when final Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) regulations allowed them to adopt data collection and analysis practices at their own pace. But there’s a catch: organizations that want gold-medal results are likely to realize that the quicker they fully embrace data analytics, the better. Dr. Kevin Keck, chief medical officer, explains why all providers will need to eventually leverage data that will enable them to get a full view of the patient and use analytics to improve quality.


Business intelligence and analytics centers of excellence: Current models no longer making the grade: A business intelligence and analytics center of excellence (CoE) is an organizing mechanism to align people, processes, technology and culture that is intended to bring about better collaboration between business units and IT. However, as the healthcare environment continues to change – and a variety of constituents demand more knowledge – most CoEs are well past their glory days. In this post, Arun Rangamani, senior vice president of the Chennai Delivery Center, explains why today’s CoE models simply don’t work.


Applause worthy results with insights-as-a-service: Merely embracing big data is no longer enough to transform health organizations to value-based businesses. Instead, organizations need to turn all this data into the “insights” that can affect positive change, such as improving customer experience, addressing rising customer expectations and enhancing products and services. Jen Cressman, vice president of professional services, details how, by leveraging insights-as-a-service, health organizations can obtain a 360-degree view that will help them assess the potential impact and opportunity to intervene with a population, the attitudes or behaviors that will drive engagement, and how effectively programs will drive compliance.

SCIO Health Analytics’ blog, SCIOKnow covers all things related to healthcare data analytics solutions and services. The blog publishes on a weekly basis and features approximately a dozen authors who are subject matter experts in a broad array of topics, including population health, payment integrity, risk-adjustment, care management, opportunity analysis and incentive design, consumer segmentation and engagement, network performance and commercial effectiveness.

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