Medical Advantage Shares Critical Insights at the Health Catalyst Healthcare Analytics Summit 2019

by | Sep 10, 2019 | News

Company showcases use case for combining data analytics with field operations to drive cost reductions in skilled nursing facilities

ANN ARBOR, Mich., September 10, 2019 – Medical Advantage, an innovator in maximizing health plan and physician clinical and financial performance in value-based contracting was amongst this year’s Healthcare Analytics Summit 2019 (HAS 2019) presenters. More than 1,400 industry leaders and professionals attended the conference that featured keynote addresses spotlighting the industry’s trending issues and opportunities, including Medical Advantage’s Meghan Sheridan, RD, CDE, care management director and Brandy Smuzeski, LMSW, clinical manager who presented Combining Data Insights & Field Operations to Tackle Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) Spend Among the Medicare Population and How Medical Advantage reduced SNF costs.

“It was inspiring to meet with industry leaders and discuss innovative solutions for the challenges our industry faces”, said Sheridan. “We left the conference with a sense of accomplishment, new insights to help us better serve our clients and additions to our professional networks for future collaboration, said Smuzeski.”

During the conference HAS analysts polled attendees, analyzed data, and reported real-time insights. One of the compelling takeaways that aligns to Medical Advantage’s “last mile in value-based care” method was that 82 percent of summit attendees agreed that payers and providers must collaborate in sharing data and actionable insights for success in value-based care.

About Medical Advantage

Medical Advantage, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Doctors Company, is an innovator in maximizing health plan and physician clinical and financial performance in value-based contracting. With 20 years of experience managing cost and quality for physician practices, our hands-on approach drives change and positive returns on investment. Through collaboration and guidance, we provide practices, health plans, and delivery systems of all sizes with customized, actionable solutions to decrease the cost of care and improve quality. Learn more at

About Health Catalyst

Health Catalyst is a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, committed to being the catalyst for massive, measurable, data-informed healthcare improvement. Its customers leverage the cloud-based data platform—powered by data from more than 100 million patient records and encompassing trillions of facts—as well as its analytics software and professional services expertise to make data-informed decisions and realize measurable clinical, financial, and operational improvements. Health Catalyst envisions a future in which all healthcare decisions are data informed.


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