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A Changed (and Changing) World

COVID-19 initiated dramatic shifts

March 11th saw the World Health Organization (WHO) declare a pandemic. This marked a change that immediately impacted our daily lives – our world has a new normal. In it, we need to rapidly adapt to change and healthcare data can show us what to tackle first.

COVID-19 Back to Work

Healthcare data analytics for planning in our changing world

Our ability to understand risk and anticipate spread of the novel coronavirus was inextricably linked to rapidly evolving data. What we understood and how we worked and played changed swiftly.  Businesses that adapted quickly flourished while others failed.

Now more than ever, we need to harness health analytics to guide companies through ongoing data-driven decisions.  We need to use data to plan for a continuously changing world.

A COVID-19 Analytics Agenda

HDMS recognized the opportunity to leverage our clinical and analytic experts to offer content to support companies that extend even beyond our own client base. We created an Analytics Agenda and shared supporting resources to best leverage health analytics to support your organization.

We recommended a framework of COVID-19 analytics that included these key focus areas in three phases:

Acute: quantify your population vulnerabilities for strategic planning and resource management
Short term: understand COVID costs, quantify cost offsets due to delayed or reduced care. Use this to re-plan the current benefit year, track wellness issues, and perform cost modeling for 2021
New normal: use COVID insights to tune benefit plans for 2022, manage wellness in our new world, accelerate good health and prevention

What's an Analytic Agenda? (opens in a new window)

Now what?

Now we’re in a new normal, and it only means transformation, innovation, and more change.  Adjusting to this new normal, our clinical and analytic expert resources have been digging into the following areas. We’re building new client-specific reports, and rolling out new content in Enlight. What’s hot?

Mental Health

Leading indicators, trend stabilization, Mental health impact on chronic condition costs

Delayed Care

Risk assessment and engagement strategies to offset foregone care

Virtual Care

Billing inconsistencies (virtual care and telemedicine billing practices)

Equity, and Inclusion

Care inequity baselines, Maternity & Fertility benefits, Transgender health

Short Videos

Check out our COVID-19 Analytics Agenda resources.

An Analytics Agenda for COVID-19 | Watch

A COVID-19 Cost Model – Tips and a Template | Watch

An Analytics Agenda – Quantifying Deferred Care | Watch

Other Related HDMS Resources

LinkedIn Article: Data tells a hopeful story of COVID-19 | Read

Five Tips for Optimizing your COVID-19 Cost Model | Read

LinkedIn Article: A helping hand – COVID-19 impact calculator | Read

Impact Calculator | Download

Countering COVID-19: Phased analytics shape benefits plans | Read

Useful Documents

COVID-19: Healthcare data analytics for planning in our changed world