The project breaks into three phases.
We are time boxed on the first one - we want a list of groups of 10 or more
providers that serve the LT-PAC (Long Term / Post-Acute Care) market,
irrespective of their location and their mix of PAC/ Acute / Ambulatory
practice. This is to be handed off to our Sales team as their Priority
Customer Prospect list. They want it by Friday. (Yeah, I know - developers
are not the only ones working to unrealistic deadlines.)
Phase II plan is to examine / analyze the provision of PAC services to
understand more about who/where/how/how much care is delivered. This is
meant to inform our marketing efforts and provide a more nuanced and broad
/ deep understanding of both our users and the nature of PAC delivery.
Phase III is contemplated to be the creation of a portal accessible through
our website <http://Afoundria.com> that will pull practice administrators,
PAC facility administrators, and other interested parties to our website
and establish us as thought leaders / authoritative source for PAC data and
information. Think of a Tableau interactive dashboard that will pull
My impression is that you all are more / bigger / different than a data
analysis / visualization company, but that is for you to tell me. Is this a
project that fits with your firm's capabilities.
Regardless of the answer to this specific question, I am intrigued by the
thought that you may have some skills / abilities that we could leverage
assuming our company is successful in establishing a health data foundation
that we can use to optimize care in the PAC space. Our short version of the
"hurt" that we are trying to address is that PAC constitutes 20% of the
health spend and is the basis of 70% of the variation in Medicare spending.
The area is RIPE for optimization. It is truly stuck in the volume over
value delivery paradigm.
I am local to Austin as well. Feel free to call me or suggest a time we can
Charles B. Owen, M.D.
Chief Medical Information Officer - Afoundria
(512) 949-9052 (c)
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