Washington, D.C.

Nashville, TN


Algorithm-Driven Care to Streamline Utilization Management

  • September 20, 2017
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
  • Online

Healthcare organizations are under incredible pressure to meet the goals of the Triple Aim — improve patient satisfaction, deliver appropriate care and reduce cost per case — but costs continue to rise without delivering any discernable improvement in quality for patients. Tremendous complexity is the new normal and volumes of new information to consider in clinical decision making are exploding. Healthcare organizations are seeing this in rise of genetic testing, increasing demand for appointments with specialists, longer and longer wait times for an appointment with a primary care provider and the need to manage challenging chronic conditions.

Join us for this webinar to learn how visual authoring and rules engine software can help you deal with all of this by standardizing your decision making while empowering your clinical team to develop and modify the necessary clinical rules. Steve Lefar, CEO of Applied Pathways, will explain what this software can do and share a variety of client use cases and success stories.

By participating in this webinar, participants will:

  • Learn how visual authoring and rules engine software from Applied Pathways can help healthcare organizations to model and execute clinical scenarios – based on clinical best practices and rules – in a standard process to make appropriate and cost-effective utilization management decisions.
  • Understand how this scenario-based approach has been used to improve UM with imaging, advanced specialty scheduling, improving access to primary care and genetic testing and counseling.

Who should attend:

  • Payers
  • Member engagement personnel
  • Medical Directors
  • Innovation team leaders
  • Provider Collaboration leadership
  • Consumer communications platform developers
  • Medical Economics
  • Finance


Steve Lefar, CEO of Applied Pathways, is an accomplished executive with more than 25 years of leadership experience in the healthcare information technology industry. He has an impeccable reputation for building companies that have become an integral part of the fabric of the industry. His areas of expertise are in critical healthcare information technology specialties including analytics, content management, consulting, strategy, and developing software-as-a-service (SAAS) solutions.

Steve came to Applied Pathways from analytics firm Sg2 (acquired by MedAssets in 2015) where he was President and CEO. At Sg2 he led the transformation of the company into a recurring-revenue analytics and content firm while driving dramatic returns. Prior to joining Sg2, he was President of MediRegs, a pioneer in SAAS applications and content for the healthcare compliance space that was acquired by WoltersKluwer. In addition, Steve has served as Senior Vice President – Corporate Development at Allscripts, Inc., Senior Manager at Accenture, and has held several other consulting and management positions in the health care industry.

He currently is a Board Member of Enlitic and a partner in TLSG Investments. Steve also sits on the Board of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation of Chicago and on the editorial board of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics.

Steve earned a BA in economics from the University of Michigan.