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Healthcare & Life Sciences
Case Study • 02.7.2014

Innovating To Create Market Disruption In Ways That Legacy Insurers Cannot

The advent of the Affordable Care Act created a new type of private nonprofit health insurer, called a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan, or “CO-OP.” These plans are directed by their customers and designed to offer individuals and small businesses more affordable, consumer-friendly, and

Growth & AccelerationHealthcare & Life SciencesStrategy & Innovation
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Cloud Components
Insight Paper • 01.30.2014

Cloud Components– Part One

One of the topics we see on multi-year strategy decks, discussed in hallway conversations, and often written about is the term “going to the cloud”. This term is often used as a way of saying that we are going to move on premise applications into a cloud-based environment, or replace

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Transforming a Regional Hospital Association
Case Study • 10.18.2013

Transforming a Regional Hospital Association

Dramatic changes in healthcare laws, technologies, and consumer behaviors have created a window of opportunity for innovative healthcare service organizations. Our Client, a regional hospital association, launched two new ventures in response to these opportunities: a health information exchange

Growth & AccelerationHealthcare & Life SciencesStrategy & Innovation
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Analytics Separating Signal From Noise To Get True Business Value
Insight Paper • 10.16.2013

Analytics

The word analytics conjures up many perspectives as the hyperbole around “big data” and the opportunities for unprecedented insights into human behavior continues to gather momentum. While it is true that analytic techniques, and the supporting computational power of machines, continue to improve

Analytics
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Driving A Mission Critical Deployment For Store Retailer
Case Study • 10.10.2013

Driving a Mission-Critical Deployment for a 7,500-Store Retailer

A prolonged decline in sales at a $2B international retailer that led to the replacement of its CEO focused the executive team’s attention on the root causes of deteriorating performance and financial results. Two leading indicators (employee retention and customer satisfaction) were significantly

Optimized OperationsOther IndustriesProgram ExecutionRetail
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Designing a Financial Information Hub
Case Study • 10.3.2013

Designing a Financial Information Hub

The US healthcare system is undergoing significant change in both the regulatory framework under which it operates as well as the marketplace in which its participants must compete. To address both the threats and opportunities associated with this type of disruptive industry change, a large

AnalyticsHealthcare & Life SciencesOptimized OperationsTechnology
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Adjusting To Risk Adjustment
Insight Paper • 08.30.2013

Adjusting to Risk Adjustment

Healthcare analytics have been conducted for decades in independent silos: actuaries, medical researchers, payers, regulators, pharmaceutical and device companies, and providers. This has resulted in a multiplication of George Bernard Shaw’s observation that “the United States and Great Britain

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3R Compliance with the ACA
Case Study • 08.2.2013

Ensuring 3R Compliance with the ACA

In March 2010, the federal government regulated comprehensive healthcare reform through passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). While some provisions of the law have already taken effect, many more will be implemented in the coming months as the law significantly changes

AnalyticsHealthcare & Life SciencesOptimized Operations
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Cloud Business Perspective
Insight Paper • 08.1.2013

Cloud: A Business Perspective

Cloud is at the top of the hype curve and every CIO is in some way talking about cloud technology. However, our experience is that most technology executives are looking at cloud through a lens that is focused on technology, rapid deployment and cost reduction. In addition to these aspects. . .

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Designing A Healthcare Information Exchange
Case Study • 08.1.2013

Designing a Healthcare Information Exchange from the Ground Up

The federal government has been driving electronic healthcare records adoption and its meaningful use that compels industry participants to comply. There is no single path to compliance, but a Health Information Exchange (HIE) providing services that enable the electronic sharing of health-related

Growth & AccelerationHealthcare & Life SciencesStrategy & Innovation
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Global IT Strategy
Case Study • 07.5.2013

Global IT Strategy

A Fortune 300 company grew up largely from over 400 acquisitions done over a period of 20+ years. Consequently, Our Client faced increasing challenges aligning, managing, and enhancing a disjointed set of systems and strategies that stemmed from the operations of multiple semi-autonomous IT groups

Financial ServicesGrowth & AccelerationStrategy & Innovation
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Tip Match Your Application Characteristics With Cloud
Insight Paper • 06.18.2013

Understand Your Cloud Provider Strengths

Not all clouds are made equal. Let’s get that out of the way first ‐ there are lots of variables in underlying hardware, hypervisors, memory, security measures, and management overhead to name just a few. These differences could make for interesting variations in performance. That is the topic I

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