SOURCE: SAS Institute

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December 08, 2014 08:05 ET

Geneia Selects SAS to Power Theon Population Health Management Tool

SAS® Analytics Helps Providers Spot Medical Trends, Improve Patient Care

CARY, NC--(Marketwired - December 08, 2014) - When county hospital physicians can use seasonal flu data to allocate resources, plan interventions and limit outbreaks, everyone from the patient to the insurer wins. That's what Geneia's Theon data platform makes possible. And, thanks to business analytics leader SAS, Theon churns through more data faster, helping physicians to create and implement personalized patient care plans.

"At Geneia, we're continually improving the tools we provide to hospitals, physicians and employers," said Mark A. Caron, CEO of Geneia. "We identify, iterate, innovate and expand our solutions, making us the data and analytics choice for forward-thinking organizations. SAS Analytics helps us to accurately predict a patient's likelihood to follow treatment, select a plan, or develop complications. We can integrate all the islands of health care data -- physiological, clinical, claims and sociographic. Incorporating these various sources draws a complete picture of a patient so the physician and care team can provide personalized -- and more effective -- care."

Theon is a user-friendly, all-source data and analytics platform that helps identify and care for patients and populations in accountable care organizations, patient-centered medical homes, and pay-for-performance arrangements. Theon's analytics are customized to the role of the care team member and personalized for patients.

"Geneia is adopting SAS because its customers are looking beyond traditional business intelligence toward more sophisticated analytic insights," said Graham Hughes, MD, Chief Medical Officer at SAS. "The ability to bring data to guide health care decision making means greater efficiency for providers and better outcomes for patients."

SAS powers the advanced analytics behind Theon's Care Modeler, a care and risk analytics development tool for providers, payers and other health care business users. Chosen for its brute-force ability to manage big data and the elegance with which statistical models can be built and run, SAS supports Theon's Commercial and Medicare Risk Adjusters and Propensity to Engage(SM) modules, Next Best Action(SM) identifiers, and Insurance Prospect Segmentation.

About Geneia

Geneia specializes in the development of advanced clinical, analytical, and technical solutions for health care. Their dedicated team of physicians, nurses, technologists, analytics experts, and business professionals brings significant experience in all aspects of health care to create products and services that improve health care cost, quality, and accessibility. Geneia helps hospitals, physicians, health plans, brokers, employers, and consumers succeed in the post health care reform environment. The company has offices in Harrisburg, PA and Concord, NH. For more information, visit geneia.com or follow on Twitter or LinkedIn.

About SAS® for health analytics

SAS for health analytics encompasses the technologies and skills needed to deliver business and clinical insights into the complex interdependencies that drive medical outcomes, costs and oversight. Through modeling, optimization, predictive analytics and business intelligence, organizations can strengthen financial performance, deepen consumer relationships and improve health care delivery for better outcomes across the entire spectrum of health industries. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Crouse Hospital, Highmark and Kaiser Permanente are among the leading health care organizations that use SAS. Visit the SAS for health care providers and SAS for health insurance web pages for more information.

About SAS

SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 70,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.

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