DETROIT, Feb. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Covisint, a Compuware (Nasdaq:CPWR) company, today announced a new alliance with Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm. Milliman's innovative opportunity-based population analytics capabilities will now be integrated into the Covisint Healthcare platform, extending Covisint's population and risk management capabilities as a catalyst to help accountable care organizations (ACOs) achieve their full potential.
ACOs traditionally lack the ability to predict cost implications and savings, which often has been a barrier to gaining provider support and engagement. Now, with this alliance, healthcare providers can address the key business and financial challenges facing ACO initiatives while delivering predictive analytics at the point of care.
"Milliman's opportunity-based population analytics offer a disruptive approach to population stratification and management," said Art Wilmes, FSA, MAAA and a Principal and Consulting Actuary for Milliman. "This partnership helps ACOs focus on the prospective opportunity for potentially avoidable costs in patient populations as realized through additional care management. The focus is upon opportunities for potential cost reduction rather than just identifying the highest-cost patients. As such, care management is focused on opportunities to 'bend the cost curve,' resulting in the optimal deployment of care management teams."
"This partnership works to solve challenges for ACOs, including their need to improve their quality of care and avoid unnecessary costs. Our alliance with Milliman extends Covisint's ability to drive deep value to the accountable care equation as we are now able to identify chronic populations, predict outcomes and conduct population health management," said Steve McDonald, Vice President of Healthcare for Covisint. "This is a powerful differentiator that, we believe, nobody else can do, and it reflects Covisint's continued commitment to bring innovative healthcare solutions to market through our cloud-based platform."
Covisint Healthcare meets healthcare organizations where they are in their technology adoption, enabling them to mature into a fully functioning, clinically integrated community with multi-system integrations and advanced analytics. Covisint delivers high value to accountable care stakeholders by supporting a comprehensive health information technology roadmap that fills the gaps left by existing technology investments. Covisint's agnostic platform enables the free, secure flow of information with the customer in full control, helping healthcare providers avoid being reliant upon one vendor, payer or HIE. And, Covisint Healthcare works with or without an existing EMR system.
The new Covisint Healthcare platform will be demonstrated live at the HIMSS13 conference in New Orleans, March 3 – 7, 2013.
Milliman is among the world's largest providers of actuarial and related products and services. The firm has consulting practices in healthcare, property & casualty insurance, life insurance and financial services, and employee benefits. Founded in 1947, Milliman is an independent firm with offices in major cities around the globe. For further information, visit milliman.com.
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