June 2014

AHIP Institute wrap up

AHIP Institute is a wrap – now it’s time to put all that great momentum to work. Here’s a quick roundup of just three of the themes that caught our attention:

Making sense of big data: There was a lot of talk about bringing big data into healthcare – and just as many questions about how to most effectively use these massive data sets. Eliza has already seen the value in bringing together demographic, claims, clinical, social, behavioral, and other consumer-centric information to help build 360-degree member profiles.

Whooping cough – an unnecessary epidemic

We saw it back in 2012, and now it’s back with a vengeance. Whooping cough outbreaks -- especially in states like California – are creating public health problems of "epidemic proportions."

It’s particularly dangerous for certain populations and highly contagious. Healthcare professionals suggest that the vaccination is still the best way to prevent the spread of the disease.

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