NewWave Brings Power of Looker to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to Support Healthcare
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Posted by: Abbey Kwiat
The Looker Team
Santa Cruz, CA and Elkridge, MD – Jan. 14, 2020 – Looker, a leading data platform company, today announced that NewWave Telecom and Technologies, Inc. (“NewWave”), a full-service information technology (IT), business services and data management company, has facilitated the integration of Looker and Snowflake within Microsoft Azure for Government. This powerful data stack for the federal government will transform healthcare for approximately 25 percent of Americans on Medicare and Medicaid by providing transparency into the analytics for identifying treatment baselines. This will ultimately incentivize doctors to meet and exceed these standards.
“The pace at which innovative technologies are being created in Silicon Valley is incredible,” said Patrick Munis, president and CEO of NewWave. “With over 70 million people enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid it is imperative to bring the most cutting edge technologies to the federal government so we can continue to make incredible strides in developing the next generation of healthcare services that improve healthcare for all Americans.”
Patients of all ages and backgrounds share several common data points: doctor visits, medications and associate claim forms. However, every specific diagnosis comes with a unique and complex set of data. For example, breast cancer and diabetes treatment metrics will be vastly different, and lung cancer and skin cancer may share some similarities, but still won’t be closely aligned. Looker’s modeling engine manages these complexities with base metrics that will be extended and inherited to match the hierarchy of health conditions. This semantic modeling layer will allow for the agility required to maintain trust and transparency in the quickly evolving world of establishing value-based care payment models. The Looker data platform allows doctors and administrators to completely understand their patient’s performance across several cohorts with full visual investigative drilling and automated monitoring. This deep understanding of their patients across hundreds of key metrics will facilitate the transition to value-based care.
“Predictions show that there will be over 80 million Medicare beneficiaries by 2030,” said Aaron Seib, Senior Vice President, Informatics at NewWave. “Looker is truly unique in its ability to tackle these huge data sets as it has the ability to flex and scale to mine data out of even the largest metrics in the world. By codifying and calculating baselines for patients, Looker frees the data to provide a governed self-service data model for doctors to drill into specific events to see what is triggering cost. Creating these baselines will have a monumental impact on the healthcare system as we know it.”
Looker launches across CMMI this month, and will be rolled out throughout Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services to touch hundreds of thousands of patients and doctors during the first half of 2020 with additional expansion to follow.
To learn more, check out this video of Patrick Munis, CEO of NewWave, speaking on stage at JOIN 2019 about the implementation HERE.