Friday April 18, 2014

PLANWATCH AND HEALTHCARE STRATEGIES INC. ENSURE HEALTHIER EMPLOYEES & SAVE MONEY: Companies Align to Curb Healthcare Risks

April 18, 2014 – Stow, OH – ProServe Health Informatics (Planwatch) and HealthCare Strategies Inc. (HCS) are joining forces to integrate financial and plan modeling with clinical Risk Stratification reporting to provide one of healthcare’s most comprehensive reporting and data analytics tools. Both companies are answering a demand in the marketplace for data transparency, trend analysis, budgeting, and health and wellness effectiveness. It is estimated that data analytics will save over $300 billion in health care costs in the US. Health care reform has changed the landscape of health care and understanding the trends and health of a population has never been more important. “HealthCare Strategy’s clinical dashboard and Medical Management services offer the tools to improve member health while reducing healthcare costs. By marrying our two analytic products, clients will benefit from seeing the financial details of today while forecasting clinical outcomes for tomorrow,” says Georgeann Seuffert, Vice President of Sales, Planwatch. Jan Albert, HCS’ CEO and Founder adds, “When it comes to healthcare, data-driven solutions save money and allow you to make solid decisions. Working together, we’ll identify opportunities to maximize clients’ healthcare investment. It’s a synergy that promises to bear great savings and long- lasting favorable outcomes through clinical and financial reporting.”

About Planwatch
Planwatch is a product of ProServe Health Informatics. It was developed in 2005 by company co- founders who recognized both the need and the solution for an economical, user-friendly, high level data analysis and reporting system for Third Party Administrators, Insurance Companies, Self- Administered Employer Groups, Stop Loss Carriers, Cost Containment Companies and Claim Adjudication Systems. This web based product allows Third Party Administrators to gain a thorough understanding of the needs of an employer population and helps make sense of ACA mandates and changes. By streamlining the reporting process, TPAs are able to share this valuable detailed claim information to assist their broker partners in proper claims management. Planwatch reporting packages include on demand reporting, comprehensive analysis, data exploration, historical plan modeling, benchmarking and disclosure reporting. For more information about Planwatch, visit their website: www.plan-watch.com or contact Georgeann Seuffert, Vice President of Sales at (888) 275-2242 ext. 303 or gseuffert@proservehealth.com.

About HealthCare Strategies
Founded more than three decades ago, HCS has substantially reduced costs and improved the health of hundreds of employee populations nationwide.  HCS’s flagship program, HealthReach Predictive Care Management, an early entrant into the predictive modeling and healthcare data warehousing field, along with member and provider outreach, has reduced clients’ healthcare trends to single digits, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in savings.  HCS provides a combination of technology and clinical solutions that include provider and member technology platforms, Utilization Management, Large Case Management and a maternity program, MaterniCare. For more information about HealthCare Strategies, visit their website at www.hcare.net or email sales@hcare.net.