Covisint, Milliman Inc. In New Alliance
DETROIT — The Covisint secure communication and collaboration business unit of Detroit’s Compuware Corp. Thursday announced a new alliance with the Seattle consulting and actuarial firm Milliman Inc.
Under the deal, Milliman’s innovative opportunity-based population analytics capabilities will now be integrated into the Covisint Healthcare platform. With this alliance health care providers can address key business and financial challenges facing Accountable Care Organization initiatives under health care reform, 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.”
Added Steve McDonald, vice president of health care for Covisint: “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. 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’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.