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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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Genetic Counseling

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Genetic counseling is the process by which patients and relatives can learn about their predisposition to disorders that may be passed down from a prior generation. In counseling sessions, those who are at risk of an inherited disorder are advised of the consequences and nature of the disorder, the probability of developing or transmitting it, and the options open to them to better manage their health. It is the process of helping people understand and adapt to the medical, psychological and familial implications of genetic contributions to disease.

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Sweta Karna’s US Visit

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Travel preparation for the US started with a discussion about the weather in Boston, which is freezing cold in winter. As we discussed the weather, it seemed to me like it was going to be a dull time of year because of the cold. Fortunately, I traveled during festive Christmas and New Year season. I was excited to celebrate the New Year in Boston and a little nervous because I had to leave my 2 year old son for a month.

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Big Data Genomics

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Genetic diseases are caused by faulty DNA (i.e. mutations). They can be single or multigene disorders. At present, over 4000 single gene disorders are known. Gene’s role is being deciphered to more and more diseases. Some of the well-known genetic diseases are diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. According to American Cancer Society, in the US alone, a total of 1,658,370 new cancer cases and 589,430 deaths from cancer (a multifactorial disease including genetic component) are projected to occur in 2015.

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Professional Communication Club (PCC) Report 2014

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Professional Communication Club (PCC) continued its endeavors to improve the general usage of spoken English through Deertalk sessions in 2014. In total 5 batches were completed with each batch put through 4 sessions: Topic based Speech, Debate, Extempore and Presentation.

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Deertalk Best of the Best 2014

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Deertalk Best of the Best 2014 was held on Jan 5, 2014 and the participants comprised of the best speakers from the last five Deertalk seasons of the year 2014: Abhinav Regmi, Abhinayak Swar, Bibek Lal Shrestha, Ganesh Regmi, Neelam Shrestha, Resha Sedhai and Sunita Singh. The contestants were asked to present on a topic of their choice with a five minutes allocated time.

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Mentors Club (MC) Report 2014

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Mentors Club (MC) was divided into two teams for the year 2014 to better meet the objectives of selecting best candidates and providing valuable training to employees. The first team, led by Sumira and assisted by Ranjan, shortlisted applications, conducted tests and coordinated interviews for interns and trainees. The second team, led by Suvash and assisted by Abhinav, coordinated various training for Deerwalk employees.

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Corporate Activity Club (CAC) Report 2014

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The executive committee for the Corporate Activity Club (CAC) for the year 2014 was formed in the first week of January 2014. The goals of the club are to organize recreational activities and other interesting events for the employees of Deerwalk as a departure from the monotony of everyday routine. It also helps foster a sense of intimacy and camaraderie across cross-functional teams. CAC is proud to have successfully completed a number of events in the year 2014.

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Chiranjib’s US Visit

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I still remember the day I received the email from Pramod Rai asking me if I was willing to visit the Deerwalk Headquarters in US. I hesitantly replied “Yes”, as I had to leave my two months old baby back here in Kathmandu. After making all the required arrangements for my family, I started working on my expired and non-machine readable passport.

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Kapil’s US Visit

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Deerwalk has grown over the past couple years! There were so many new faces in the Boston office. It was really great to (re)connect and see people in person. Sitting across the table from other Deerwalkers like Kevin, Vijay and Gerardo was so nice. We really get to know people being in the same room. Every day was fun. We did the normal business things like stand ups and regular product discussions. We also got to bring our own lunch to share and we took rounds around the office laughing and sharing stories.

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