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Carrot Health and HealthMine Form Strategic Partnership to Improve Health Plan Performance and Member Satisfaction

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

Collaboration enables a complimentary end-to-end quality solution combining industry-leading consumer and healthcare datasets with a best-in-class engagement and rewards solution

MINNEAPOLIS AND DALLAS, June 10, 2020 --  Carrot Health, a leading provider of healthcare solutions powered by consumer data, and HealthMine, the health action engagement company, announced a strategic product integration partnership for the health plan market. By combining Carrot Health’s MarketView™ platform and consumer data analytics with HealthMine’s engagement and rewards solution that empowers individuals to take the right actions to improve their health, this partnership creates a solution enabling health plans to improve performance and member satisfaction.

Impact of Post-Pandemic World on Health Insurance Choice for Seniors

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, June 09, 2020.

The last 15 years have seen steady, continual growth in both Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollment and the number of payers offering MA health plans. Yet much of that growth has gone to handful of large, national vendors—UnitedHealthcare, Humana, the Blues, CVS-Aetna—that control nearly 70% of the market Carrot Health has been analyzing its robust database of consumer information to explore how behavior is changing in light of the pandemic and—dare we imagine—the post-pandemic world.

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Carrot MarketView Health Plan Customers Outperform their Competition During 2020 AEP

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.

MINNEAPOLIS – May 12, 2020 – Carrot Health, the provider of MarketView™ – the first, largest, and most complete consumer and health analytics solution for health plan growth, health and quality – today announced 2020 Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) results for its Medicare Advantage customers. A significant majority (90%) of Carrot MarketView Medicare Advantage customers gained member enrollment, compared to just 65% of their competitors, and MarketView customers grew their member enrollment at more than double the rate of their competition.

Carrot Health Named a Cool Vendor in Gartner’s April 2020 Cool Vendors in Healthcare Technology Report

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, May 07, 2020.

MINNEAPOLIS – May 7, 2020 – Carrot Health, a leading provider of healthcare solutions powered by social determinants of health (SDoH), announced today that Gartner, Inc. has recognized  the company in its Cool Vendors in Healthcare Technology1 report. Carrot Health’s MarketView™ software and analytics platform generates insights for growth, quality and health using social, economic, behavioral and environmental data, helping healthcare organizations harness consumer and clinical data to deliver a 360-degree view of members and patients.

How a big company pivots like a lean start up w/ Sheila Loy

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, April 24, 2020.

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When you’re an established, comprehensive company bringing products to market in a vertical industry such as healthcare, there’s a certain amount of expectation that runs alongside your everyday processes. That is, of course, until a pandemic comes knocking on your door.

So what happens when an industry hemmed in by HIPAA guidelines and government regulations is given the proverbial green-light to act quickly? They pivot — and they pivot with lightning speed.

In this episode, Sheila Loy discusses how HID Global took a proven, tested product and reworked parts of the platform to meet the need for infectious disease tracking that’s necessary not only in today’s COVID-19 economy, but for future disease-specific crises as well. Sheila gives us insights into:

  • The importance of having a strong understanding of your market and how that can help uncover an unmet need
  • Staying on track with expectations in a fast moving pivot when your company has historically long go-to-market procedures
  • How to know when you have a product that is relevant in the current market — and when you need to add to, or scale back, that product to give clients the most useful end-product for their needs
  • Timing and relevance and how they represent half the battle when bringing a product to market
  • Why communication and internal education is key to a successful pivot — when everyone is on the same page, it’s easier to make the necessary adjustments and keep your company’s momentum moving forward

 

Guest Bio

Sheila Loy is the Director of Vertical Segmentation of Strategy at HID Global, a worldwide leader in providing trusted security solutions in the identity and access management space. Sheila manages the framework strategies and how HID goes to market as a comprehensive company in a vertical industry such as healthcare.

You can reach Sheila at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . You can also visit HID Global’s website to learn about their contact tracing and surge response solutions.

Wolters Kluwer Arms Coronavirus Efforts with New Global Interactive Map using UpToDate

Posted in Press Releases on Thursday, March 26, 2020.

WALTHAM, Mass. – March 26, 2020– Wolters Kluwer, Health is supporting clinicians on the front lines fighting the COVID-19 pandemic with additional evidence-based resources in UpToDate® and a new interactive COVID-19 search intensity map. The map helps clinicians and public health agencies track the virus and may support clinicians in gaining predictive insights on reported cases based on clinical search activity from 1.9 million clinicians at the point of care.

 

Who Are You? The Quest for a Unique Patient Identifier

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Patient identification and matching (PIM) errors carry consequences that range anywhere from frustration due to relatively minor mistakes to outcomes that can only be described as devastating.

At one end of the spectrum is a scenario in which two siblings were patients at the same physician practice. When a medical assistant didn’t check multiple identifiers for one of the siblings, they accidentally documented in the wrong file, leading the physician to write a note in the incorrect sibling’s chart. This mistake, fortunately, was caught early.

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ONC’s Adoption of USCDI A “Significant Step” Toward Minimizing MPI Errors

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, March 23, 2020.

On Mar. 9, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized “two transformative rules that will give patients unprecedented safe, secure access to their health data.” Issued by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Final Rules implement interoperability and patient access provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act and support President Trump’s MyHealthEData initiative.

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Optimizing Patient Flow Requires Actionable, System-Wide Data

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

U.S. hospitals are straining under the weight of an influenza season that hit hard and fast, with the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) estimatingat least 280,000 flu hospitalizations out of a minimum of 29 million flu illnesses between Oct. 11, 2019 and Feb. 15, 2020. Now, they’re bracing for a potential pandemic in the form of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which has made landfall in the U.S. with the number of confirmed cases climbing.

It’s a one-two punch that can quickly overwhelm emergency departments (ED) and inpatient resources of hospitals that lack optimized patient flow strategies.

HealthIT Answers»

Hayes Announces Strategic Partnership with ThoughtSpot to Drive Operational Efficiency in Healthcare Organizations

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, March 03, 2020.

Partnership to Help Healthcare Organizations Mitigate Revenue and Billing Compliance Risk with AI-Powered Analytics

Wellesley, MA, Feb 27, 2020 –– Hayes, makers of the industry’s leading integrated compliance and revenue integrity platform for the nation’s premier healthcare organizations today announced that they have entered a strategic partnership with ThoughtSpot, the leader in search and AI-driven analytics, to develop solutions that empower healthcare organizations to proactively manage and mitigate revenue and compliance risks.

Defining Practice-Ready Nurses in Today’s Healthcare Environments: Why Comprehensive Education and Lifelong Learning is an Imperative

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.

The dynamic of moving from classroom to practice is transformational for any nurse. It’s a sizeable step—one that cannot be taken lightly.

Consider the following real-life experience of a brilliant new nurse who just entered the workforce. Highly recommended, this nurse looked great on paper in terms of grades, but he also possessed the tremendous recall ability of a photographic memory. Yet, his first experience with an emergent situation spoke volumes about preparedness for practice. When he encountered a patient who was not breathing, the newly-graduated nurse froze, unable to take the necessary steps to initiate an emergency “Code Blue.”

All Nurses»

Clinical Decision Support Goes Mobile for Clinicians Across Norway with Free Access to UpToDate Anywhere

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.

WALTHAM, Mass. – February 19, 2020 – Wolters Kluwer, Health announced today that Norway’s Helsebiblioteket--the Norwegian Electronic Health Library—is making it easier than ever for clinicians nationwide to rapidly find answers to their clinical questions with free access to UpToDate® Anywhere. The change marks an expansion of the long-term partnership between the two organizations that untethers UpToDate from desktop computers and enables access to the evidence-based clinical decision support resource from smartphones and tablets—anywhere and anytime—via the mobile app.

Carrot Health Named Top Innovator in Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge

Posted in Press Releases on Monday, February 10, 2020.

MINNEAPOLIS – February 10, 2020 – Carrot Health, a leading provider of healthcare solutions powered by social determinants of health (SDoH), announced today that it has been named Top Innovator in the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge – Health North America. Carrot Health was one of 11 companies to compete in the final, which took place in Houston and featured the winners from the regional HealthTech Innovation challenges held at Accenture’s Innovation Hubs in Boston and San Francisco. The Accenture Health Tech Challenge supports innovative technologies and drives creative solutions to improve the way people access and manage healthcare.

Readers Write: Value-Based Care Can Work When High-Touch, Personalized Care is the Strategy

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, February 10, 2020.

Humana recently released some noteworthy figures related to the company’s value-based care programs. An annual review of the health plan’s efforts reported 27% fewer hospital admissions and 14.6% fewer emergency rooms visits compared with traditional approaches.

That’s good news for the healthcare industry in terms of the sizable investment it has made into evolving pay-for-performance models over the past decade, especially in light of early studies that suggested lackluster returns. In fact, one 2016 study published in the British Medical Journal found minimal evidence to support the theory that value-based care models impacted mortality rates.

The question now becomes: What is driving Humana’s results?

HISTalk»

Wedging Out: Improving Quality and Reducing Costs of Caring for Expensive, Niche Populations

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, February 05, 2020.

Health plans, accountable care organizations (ACOs), medical homes, and other risk-bearing entities are at a critical juncture: they must achieve “value” at a time when healthcare is facing enormous challenges.

Rising healthcare prices, an aging population, and a rapid increase in costly complex and chronic diseases are driving up healthcare expenditures. Adopting value-based care is key to managing these expenditures as effective value-based strategies support higher quality care, lower costs, and a better patient experience.

Healthcare IT Today»