HealthPartners Controls Costs and Improves Outcomes With Help From SAS
US health reform efforts are encouraging health insurers to measure quality and cost-effectiveness. HealthPartners has been doing that for more than a decade. It serves 1.25 million members and is the largest consumer-governed, nonprofit health care organization in the nation. HealthPartners wanted to identify high quality, cost-efficient providers; pinpoint patients who need case management; and analyze data for research into the connection between issues like medical records, lifestyle and better health outcomes. To master these challenges HealthPartners chose SAS Institute. HealthPartners deployed SAS Business Analytics. With this solution the insurer has saved $137 million dollars by helping members stay healthy.