Data Drives 2021 Benefits Strategies During Health Care Transformation

  • October 07, 2020
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET
  • Online

Health insurance providers can play an important role in helping plan sponsors navigate complex business decisions and necessary change during uncertainty.Through the pandemic chaos, data has been a beacon of light, giving us facts to shape where and how to best pivot in light of COVID-19.  Data uncovers the areas we can be most helpful to our plan sponsors and members.  Having a strong framework with the right structures in place that can roll with the new waves of regulations, coverage changes and payments is just as vital.

Listen to how Meritain is harnessing their powerful analytics to build strategic value with (and for) their clients, ensuring plan sponsors’ new requirements and members’ changing behaviors as they plan for 2021.  With health care transforming right before our eyes, we need timely and quality data along with a means of turning on a dime more than ever before.

Attendees will learn:

  • How data lets plan sponsors understand and quantify the need for rapid plan design changes
  • The pandemic’s effect on high-risk populations and how health insurance providers can support vulnerable members
  • How 2020 utilization shifts impact 2021 strategies
  • How quality data ensures accurate insights


Rani Aravamudhan, MBBS
Senior Clinical Consultant

Rani Aravamudhan is a Senior Clinical Consultant with HDMS. She is a physician specializing in General Medicine, with extensive experience in the EMR/EHR and population health industries with a focus on clinical transformation, workflow design and development, value-based care, risk management and clinical quality and performance reporting. Her strong background in clinical medicine and experience in the HIT industry make her successful in navigating payer, provider and technology vendor landscapes.

Prior to joining HDMS, Rani worked for Philips Wellcentive as a Services Leader, where she led teams of program managers, clinical specialists and training staff along with heading their Data Governance committee. Before that, Rani was leading EMR/EHR implementations, workflow and process optimization consulting at McKesson Corporation and was their resident subject matter expert for all CMS quality reporting programs.

Rani earned her medical degree at Grant Medical College in Mumbai University, India.

Dana Roy
Manager of Healthcare Informatics
Meritain Health

Dana joined Meritain in 2007 working in the claims department.  Over the past 13 years, she has gained experience in claims, enrollment and analytics.  In 2011 she moved into the Healthcare Informatics department with a focus on analytic solutions for our national clients.  In 2017 Dana became the supervisor of Healthcare Informatics focusing on creating simple solutions for the complex and ever evolving world of healthcare analytics through both self-service tools as well as internal solutions.

Dana’s current focus is navigating the new challenges related to COVID and continuing to support our clients and brokers with analytics and meaningful insights to drive discussions for a positive outcome.