Tag Archives: US Healthcare

Makalu 1.4 Release

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Makalu
Deerwalk is pleased to announce the 1.4 release of Makalu, our analytics platform.

Dashboard

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.

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Yala 0.5 Release

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Yala
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.

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Inpatient Claims Explored

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Identifying inpatient claims in healthcare data is centerpiece to most Healthcare data analysis. Inpatient claims is one of the more expensive claims over all claim groups. Therefore, identification of Inpatient claims in claims data is vital. Unfortunately, there is no standard algorithm out there to identify Inpatient admission claims. They are rarely alluded to as such in the data in a direct manner.

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Everest 1.3.2 Release

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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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EMRs Use in the U.S. in Recent Years

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The current administration’s incentive for EMR adoption has generated a lot of excitement in the healthcare industry. By 2015, all physician practices and hospitals are required to have implemented an EMR system. Wide adoption of EMR would address many of the problems bedeviling the U.S. healthcare system through interoperability and easy access to current patient records. This would make the healthcare system more efficient, improve quality of care and reduce health care costs by minimizing medical errors, redundant tests and redundant procedures.

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Jeff Gasser joins Deerwalk Inc

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Jeff Gasser

Jeff leads the business development, health care consulting, and strategy for Deerwalk. Prior to Deerwalk, Jeff was the President of Gasser Consulting, Inc, which provided consulting services to physician practices and entrepreneurial stage health care enterprises.

In addition, he was a co-founder of D2Hawkeye, Inc. with Rudra where he was the Chief Development Officer.

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