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Deerwalk Incorporated Appoints Scott MacEwen as Senior VP of Client Strategies – Quickly Growing Healthcare Analytics Company Strengthens Resources

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Boston, MA – Deerwalk Incorporated (www.deerwalk.com) announced today that Scott MacEwen has been appointed Sr. VP of Client Strategies. In this role, Scott will be working with Deerwalk’s customers to better understand each client’s strategy and what Deerwalk can do to help them execute it. Scott previously served as Deerwalk’s Sr. VP of Sales and Marketing and has been in the employee benefits business with carriers, TPAs and brokers for more than 30 years, including a long stint as President of Kanawha Health Solutions, a third-party administrator based in South Carolina.
Looking forward to the next stage of his outstanding career, Scott comments “Many stakeholders in healthcare are underutilizing analytics in managing their business. We have the most robust population health analytics platform on the market to solve that issue, and so in this new role I will be working side-by-side with our customers to help them maximize the utility of our platform in order to achieve their organizational goals and better manage their risk portfolio. I look forward to working with all of our clients in this valuable role.”

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Deerwalk Aligns with Deloitte’s Six Major Analytic Trends of 2016

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January 2016. With 2016 bringing new trends and changes to the Population Health Management space, Deloitte has identified six major analytic trends for 2016 influencing the “everywhere analytics” world…”where analytics, science, data, and reasoning are embedded into the decision-making process, every day, everywhere in the organization.”

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How Data Analytics can Deliver Health Solutions

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Pasco County is a sunny metropolitan county located just outside Tampa, Florida. In 2000 to 2010, Pasco County jumped to the 12th most populous county in the country, with a population rising roughly 35%.

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Deerwalk Incorporated Appoints Tim Huke as Senior VP of Sales and Marketing

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Boston, MA – Deerwalk Incorporated (www.deerwalk.com) announced today that Tim Huke has joined the firm to provide executive sales leadership and further expand Deerwalk’s portfolio of regional and national accounts. Tim joins Deerwalk as Senior VP of Sales and Marketing, and comes with a wealth of experience, having spent over 22 years in the healthcare analytics and cost containment industry.

Tim comes to Deerwalk most recently from Change Healthcare (formerly Emdeon), where he spent over 3 years as Vice President of Payment Integrity Sales. Prior to Emdeon, Tim spent 10 years of his career at TC3 Health, Inc. as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. During this time, Tim helped evolve TC3 from a small, start up healthcare firm, to a national leader providing claims cost management solutions to over 120 payer clients nationwide.

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Deerwalk Picnic 2015

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Edward Hausman The 2015 Deerwalk Picnic was held at the Norling Resort just outside of Kathmandu. It provided an attractive setting for an enjoyable day. Certainly it was impressive to see how much the company has grown since my first picnic with the company back in 2013. A series of short speeches by people named […]

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DeerwalkOne Plan Analytics 4.2.0 Release

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DeerwalkOne Plan Analytics

Rel Code and Rel Class-Multi Select

Previously when a user selected to filter data searches using Rel Class and/or Rel Code fields they were only able to select a single value to filter by at a time. With this release of Plan Analytics users now have the option to select multiple Rel Class and Rel Codes at once.

Load cohort page show full description on hovering

On Load Cohort page MB118 for the Name and Description, column if the text entered exceeds 40 characters it does not fully display in the grid column. The user can now hover the cursor over those columns and the full text will display to the user.

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DeerwalkOne Plan Analytics 4.1.0 Release

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DeerwalkOne Plan Analytics

Report Manager

With this 4.1 Plan Analytics release the Report manager look and functionality has changed. With the new functionality, the user can now save and create reports that are combinations of a package and a batch. Reports can be run with a single click from the redesigned Report Manager screen [RM100] now. In the Financial and Clinical Analytics modules the user can once again create a report without being redirected to the Report Manager module. In Report Manager users can now create, edit and delete reports, packages and batches from a single screen.

Per 1000 Formula Change

In order to have the “Per 1,000” annualized we needed to change our calculation formula. This logic has been updated in the Medical Healthcare Trends, Utilization Metrics, Chronic Condition [both Utilization & Prevalence] and Frequency of Selected Procedures reports in Plan Analytics.

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DeerwalkOne Plan Analytics 4.0.0 Release

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DeerwalkOne Plan Analytics

Comparison Tool

Prior to the 4.0 release a user would need to reset the entire Comparison query if he/she wanted to remove a population or report used in the comparison. With this release, the ability to delete a population or report from the comparison with the click of a button has been added. It will no longer be necessary for the user to reset the entire comparison each time they want to modify their query.

Sumit- New Claimant Field in Results

A new column has been added in the results pages for Sumit showing the number of unique claimants for the result. This will allow the user to see the claimant count without needing to click on a “View Members” option and counting the number of unique members listed.

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Deerwalk Receives 2015 HEDIS® Certification

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Deerwalk, Inc., a healthcare analytics and custom software development company, announced today that it has once again achieved full certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for 2015 Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS). This is the second year Deerwalk applied for certification and achieved 100% pass for 72 of the 2015 measures. Last year, Deerwalk certified for 69 measures.

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DeerwalkOne Plan Analytics 3.9.0 Release

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Deerwalk is pleased to announce the 3.9.0 release of DeerwalkOne Plan Analytics. This release includes the following key features:

Program Summary Refactor

In the Program Summary Report, on the Program Summary Detail CC302 page, IP Days Per 1000 and Average ER Risk Score from MARA were added. In addition, on the Program Summary CC301 page an All Program row has been added so the user can view the results for all groups as an aggregate.

Quality Metrics Report Customization

The Quality Metrics report (CA122) in Financial Analytics the metrics included in the report have been static and clients have expressed a desire to mix and match metrics versus using the standard Deerwalk set. In this product release the option of the user being able to select which metrics they would like to display in that report has been added. This can be done from the FA122 page using the “Change Metrics” button and also under the user’s profile settings in the application where there is a new Quality Metrics setting tab.

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