—Leading wellness management company one of nine new contracts recently signed by Verisk Health—
WALTHAM, Mass., March 1, 2010 — Verisk Health, Inc., announced today that U.S. Preventive has selected Verisk Health’s Explorer solution to manage its member stratification, clinical outcomes analysis, and predictive modeling needs. Verisk Health is a global leader in identifying, analyzing, and predicting healthcare risk. U.S. Preventive Medicine is a leading provider of prevention and chronic condition management programs and one of nine new clients to select Verisk Health in the months of November and December 2009.
“Preventing and managing illness is essential to saving lives and improving the bottom line,” said Charles Smithers, CPA, executive vice president of operations at U.S. Preventive. “The clinical insight and sophisticated drill-down capabilities of Explorer will enable us to quickly identify members at risk, target gaps in clinical care, improve member health and, ultimately, reduce the overall cost of healthcare.”
US Preventive, which provides services to employers, hospitals and government entities, selected Verisk Health’s Explorer solution to analyze and stratify its commercial and Medicaid populations, identify clinical and financial risk, and improve overall member health and wellness.
“The details are in the data and the key is unlocking them in such a way as to identify risk and cost drivers at the population and individual levels.” said Chris Kryder, M.D., chief executive officer at Verisk Health. “The Explorer solution will provide this clarity to the data and will help fuel U.S. Preventive’s innovative and strategic health management programs.”
Explorer, a data-driven solution, will provide U.S. Preventive with population and member-level analytics as well as clinical and financial prediction capabilities, including:
About Verisk Health
Verisk Health, a subsidiary of Verisk Analytics, leverages healthcare data to help businesses and governments understand their medical and financial risk for the purpose of managing costs and clinical outcomes more effectively. Through the combination of leading predictive science, the finest evidence-based clinical engine, and superior technology, we have created the most extensive independent risk-assessment and decision-analytics platform in the healthcare industry. Our primary focus is to identify actionable strategies for managing healthcare costs and quality at both the individual and population levels. We consistently research, evaluate, and invest in our business to ensure that we remain leaders in our industry and the most efficient and effective solution for our clients.
About U.S. Preventive Medicine®
U.S. Preventive Medicine® (www.USPreventiveMedicine.com) is leading a global preventive health care movement focused on saving lives and money by keeping people healthy and better managing chronic conditions before they progress. The company provides a suite of innovative wellness, chronic disease management, concierge and care advocacy, and executive health services — all based on the clinical science of preventive medicine. The world’s first preventive health benefit, The Prevention PlanTM (www.MoreGoodYears.com), moves beyond traditional wellness to identify each individual’s top health risks and design a customized plan of action supported 24x7 by nurse coaches. The company is accredited in wellness and health promotion by NCQA and disease management by URAC.
Trish Tarantino (Verisk Health)