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LexisNexis Showcases Big Data to Contain Costs and Improve Health Care Outcomes for National Health IT Week (NHIT)

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions announced today its participation in the National Health IT Week celebration (http://www.healthitweek.org/) September 10-14, highlighting the use of data and analytics to drive down improper payments and ensure appropriate access to health information. Throughout the week a series of eBooks, blog entries and Twitter chats will be offered to elevate national attention to the necessity of advancing health IT specifically as it relates to fraud, waste, and abuse prevention and identity management.

Leaders from LexisNexis will post updates via the Twitter handle @LexisHealthCare and will use the hashtag #LexisHealthITweek. The following are activities planned for each day of National Health IT Week:

Monday, September 10

LexisNexis is sponsoring an eBook: Payers and Providers: Using Data Analytics to Identify Fraud & Waste which provides an in-depth look into the use of data and analytics to prevent fraud.

As Health Insurance Exchanges become more widespread, LexisNexis is working with payers and various levels within the health care supply chain to help prevent fraud and abuse of this emerging technology.

LexisNexis will discuss “5 Fundamentals about Health Insurance Exchanges,” on its health care blog.

Tuesday, September 11

11:00 am: Join a Twitter Chat which will facilitate a dialogue on the importance of Patient Identity Management, at @LexisHealthCare, led by Todd Bennett, Director Market Planning, LexisNexis Risk Solutions.

Wednesday, September 12

11:00am: A new white paper entitled Patient Identity Management: A Dose of Patient-friendly Security for Medical Providers, addressing the importance of deploying identity management wherever electronic medical records and/or patient portals are being leveraged to protect providers and consumers from the fraudulent access and misuse of delicate health information will be published. Sign up here to receive a copy.

Thursday, September 13

11:00 am: Join a Twitter Chat which will engage on the topic of Leveraging multiple data sources and advanced analytics to uncover fraud @LexisHealthCare The discussion will be led by Pam Jodock, Director Business Development, Commercial Health Care.

Friday, September 14

LexisNexis will discuss how modeling and scoring highly predictive attributes and patterns across massive data sets helps uncover fraud in health care programs, “Big data solutions can pinpoint health care fraud,”

“These are dynamic times in the world of health care IT. The use of technology is critical in improving the delivery and oversight of care. As costs continue to rise, implementation of capabilities like identity management and use of technologies such as predictive and social analytics will help drive down improper payments and make better use of limited budgets,” said Harry Jordan, vice president and general manager, Health Care, LexisNexis. “We invite industry colleagues to engage throughout National Health IT Week to bring these vital issues to the forefront.”

About National Health Information Technology Week

Now in its seventh year, National Health IT Week is a collaborative forum assembling key healthcare constituents—vendors, provider organizations, payers, pharmaceutical/biotech companies, government agencies, industry/professional associations, research foundations, and consumer protection groups— working together to elevate national attention to the necessity of advancing health IT. Log onto www.healthitweek.org for more information.

About LexisNexis Risk Solutions

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions (www.lexisnexis.com/risk/) is a leader in providing essential information that helps customers across all industries and government predict, assess and manage risk. Combining cutting-edge technology, unique data and advanced scoring analytics, we provide products and services that address evolving client needs in the risk sector while upholding the highest standards of security and privacy. LexisNexis Risk Solutions is part of Reed Elsevier, a leading publisher and information provider that serves customers in more than 100 countries with more than 30,000 employees worldwide.

Our health care solutions assist payers, providers and integrators with ensuring appropriate access to health care data and programs, enhancing disease management contact ratios, improving operational processes, and proactively combating fraud, waste and abuse across the continuum.

Contacts:

LexisNexis
Regina Haas, +1-678-694-3569
regina.haas@lexisnexis.com

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