NextGen and Milliman partner to provide risk analysis


NextGen Healthcare Information Systems has partnered with actuarial firm Milliman to license risk analysis and predictive modeling tools for population health and collaborative care management.

Milliman will provide patient risk scoring, stratification and analysis of Medicare patients and facilitate the exchange of patient data among those providers utilizing NextGen Care, the company's new population health solution.

"Value-based healthcare will require physicians and healthcare systems to use sophisticated analytics that reveal opportunities for improving quality and efficiency. The seamless transformation of data can quickly increase an organization's ability to deliver high-quality care in an efficient manner," said Arthur L Wilmes, FSA, MAAA principal and consulting actuary for Milliman. "We are pleased to work with an industry-leader like NextGen Healthcare."

Michael Lovett, executive vice president and general manager for NextGen Healthcare, added: "Mitigating risk is important to the success of any enterprise. In healthcare, the more accurate data organizations can obtain about their patient's health risks, utilization and costs, the better positioned they will be for success in our new value-based delivery models.

“Through our collaborative efforts with Milliman, we are deriving risk down to the patient level - where actual health care takes place. By providing actionable data at the point of care, we are helping providers make more informed clinical decisions and develop interventions that target high-risk, high-cost patients, thereby allowing for changes in their cost structures and improvements in outcomes."

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