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Elsevier boosts healthcare analytics offerings with MEDai acquisition

Healthcare IT News, By Eric Wicklund, 01/16/08

PHILADELPHIA - Elsevier, an Amsterdam, Netherlands-based publisher of medical information products and services, has added to its predictive analytics suite of services with the acquisition of MEDai, Inc., an Orlando, Fla. -based provider of healthcare claims analyses.

"MEDai's predictive analytics and data mining solutions combined with Elsevier's existing evidence and experience-based medical content will enable Elsevier to provide integrated clinical decision support solutions to improve performance and patient care and support quality and cost improvement," said Randy Charles, executive vice president of the Philadelphia-based Elsevier Health Sciences Clinical Solutions Group. "This integrated solution will be valuable to multiple constituents, cutting through what has been a fragmented process at many healthcare facilities."

MEDai's predictive analytics solutions focus on severity adjustment, benchmarking and evidence-based care processes. Payers and care management companies use the company's products to predict patients at risk, identify cost drivers for high-risk populations, map out future health plan costs and evaluate patient patterns over time. The company's acquisition gives Elsevier an expanded customer base of large health insurance companies.

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