Deerwalk was established with a handful of employees in 2009 and it currently has more than 150 employees in its Kathmandu office. For the benefit of staff, a subsidized canteen was started in October 2011. During the initial days, employees would line up at the canteen, go through the menu displayed on a board, write their orders down in a register and wait for food to be served. At the end of each month, accounting was done manually for each employee. During the times when the number of employees was not many, there were no issues with this process.
Deerwalk is pleased to announce the 0.8 release of Yala, our member portal.
1. Makalu Care Alerts to Yala
a) My Care Alerts: Specific Care Alerts that display in the member’s Member Profile screen in Makalu are displayed in Yala for the same member. Care Alerts and risk triggers in Makalu that are used by clinical users to identify potentially at risk members but that are not actionable by a member themselves will not be brought into Yala. [An example would be if a member had a 30 day re-admission for COPD.] If Care Alerts exist for a member in Yala, they will display on the Dashboard as shown in the example below. When a Care Alert is no longer in the member’s Makalu Member Profile, the system will also remove the alert from the member’s Yala record.
A major criticism of much of current US health care, and the Medicare FFS program in particular, is the lack of accountability for patients’ care (Hackbarth, 2009). With the advent of ACOs, the shared-savings concept holds providers more accountable. Provider’s reimbursement would depend on the quality of care they provide, the metrics on patient health they improve.
Deerwalk is pleased to announce the 1.4 release of Makalu, our analytics platform.
The Makalu Dashboard now contains top 10 graphs for Benefit Categories, Diagnosis Groups, Procedure Groups and Place of Service with a slider effect displaying the top 10 reports for respective graphs. The header contains the application details and processing information for the Client.
Deerwalk is pleased to announce the initial release of our member portal, Yala. This new product offers your members leading edge content, tools, and interactive learning opportunities to help them make informed choices for maintaining good health. Whether it’s identifying health risks or tracking progress toward health goals, the member portal makes it easy for individuals to actively participate in their own healthcare. Yala is private label ready for our clients.
The Diagnosis Groupers developed by Deerwalk was bundled in the initial release of its product, Makalu, in January 2012. These Diagnosis Groupers provide support for the reporting categories and quality metrics that our clients frequently need. Moreover, since many of our clients use “home-grown” codes, being able to assign these non-standard diagnosis codes to standardized groupers allows them to easily incorporate these codes into reports and analytics.
Deerwalk is pleased to announce 1.3.2 release of Everest, an innovative care coordination solution. With this release, users can quickly segment caseloads by group – a functionality that will be especially helpful for users with large caseloads. Tasks can also be sorted by groups so that investigation of outstanding tasks for a specific group is convenient. In the Utilization Management section, users can attach documents such as care update faxes from physicians directly to an authorization request, review form, and/or consultant review form.
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Deerwalk Institute of Technology, our academic partner, held an essay competition designed to encourage and develop student writers, starting from February 10, 2012 to February 27, 2012. The competition encouraged extracurricular activities in addition to the academic endeavor of the students. The Honorable Minister of Science and Technology, Ms. Kalpana Dhamala, graced the Prize Distribution and Closing Ceremony of the event by her presence as the Chief Guest. She appreciated the efforts of Dr. Rudra Pandey, Executive Chairman, Deerwalk Inc.