Precise pricing, cost containment and improved quality require that leaders make educated decisions when faced with uncertainty. Analytics is a process of transforming data into actionable information, and providing tools to make better decisions given predictions about future events. Pulse8 has developed unique and powerful capabilities to achieve high returns on investment for our customers.
Transforming raw data into information requires extensive thought and creativity about what the data mean within a particular context. Our data scientists and analysts have decades of combined experience in the healthcare industry, and thus have the expertise to transform data into actionable information.
From predictive pricing to health stratification for disease interventions, Pulse8 delivers measurable financial performance by applying propriety algorithms to clinical, demographic, and actuarial data. Pulse8 algorithms and tools are developed for the complexity of any population.
The long-term care population is likely to benefit more from an analytic approach.
- has stable chronic conditions that can be managed with evidence-based medicine
- is amenable to managing their own chronic illnesses
- benefits from monitoring and associated interventions that are made effective through coordinated care strategies
Future Growth in Elderly Long-Term Care Utilization:
Total Users, Medicaid Population, and National Spending
Pulse8’s products encapsulate an entire population -
from healthy individuals to people with chronic conditions – delivering value to commercial health plans and long-term care insurers.
- Health Plans
- Long Term Care Insurers
- Government Programs
- State Based Exchanges
- Home-Based Care Management Programs
- Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Facilities
Pulse8 has the systems and analytical tools to efficiently create value for our clients and the people and organizations they support. We look for opportunities, gaps, and deficits within business processes, and then evaluate how our analytical tools can create cost-effective solutions.
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Our company is founded on eight core values intrinsic in every product, team member,
and client interaction:
Deep in our corporate culture and DNA is a healthy respect for our team; we support and honor our mutual strengths in a safe, transparent, and visible system.
- John Criswell / CEO
- Dr. Brian Paciotti
- Josh Vance
- Dr. William Harms
- Jay Dixon
John Criswell – Founder and CEO
John Criswell is founder and CEO of Pulse8, a solutions company focused on helping people live independent and healthy lives by leveraging evidence-based medicine and statistical analyses to define and help answer the most important questions in the evolving and complex healthcare landscape.
John’s work has spanned from healthcare to consumer products and supply chain management, transforming traditional methodologies into multidimensional products and solutions. John has designed and deployed predictive and forecasting models using complex algorithms and historical and market indicators for top health plans and Fortune 50 companies. Throughout his career, John’s focus has been on providing exceptional performance for clients through innovative solutions that deliver significant financial results.
John earned his MBA from The Johns Hopkins University and his BA in Political Science with a Minor in Business and Finance from Mount Saint Mary’s University.
Dr. Brian Paciotti – Biostatistician
Brian Paciotti is a leading biostatistician who has many years of experience creating advanced statistical models for outcomes, quality, and financial performance research. He has expertise in a variety of methods important in the healthcare industry such as risk adjustment and predictive modeling.
Brian has developed advanced analytics and software products aimed at improving financial support and quality measures. He is skilled at turning datasets into meaningful results using complex statistical models. In addition to statistical skills, he has education and experience in the field of health informatics to help integrate analytical results into decision support systems.
Brian has a MS in Health Informatics and PhD in Human Ecology from the University of California, Davis.
Josh Vance- Development
Josh Vance is a technical leader and entrepreneur with a proven history of developing software solutions for the healthcare industry. Prior to serving as Vice President of Development for Lawson Software’s healthcare business unit, Mr. Vance co-founded and led VasTech, where he developed, marketed, and supported enterprise resource planning solutions for leading healthcare customers.
Mr. Vance holds electrical and computer engineering degrees from Duke University and the University of Central Florida as well as an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke. Mr. Vance is a pioneer developing software solutions with the goal of transforming healthcare.
Dr. William Harms – Statistician
Dr. Harms is a leading researcher in health care design, statistics and information technology. After holding various roles in Fortune 500 corporations, including CEO, CIO, and COO, Dr. Harms attended Oxford Graduate School. Receiving both Master’s and Doctoral credentials from the Graduate School, he went on to serve various staff and faculty positions; including teaching statistics, research design, and information technology for Graduate Students.
He has held senior management positions with the Wyoming Department of Health, the Altarum Institute; and held notable research positions including the nationally recognized PathWay Home project, Access to Recovery; and the Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment programs. He has developed CMS recognized models for standards and accreditation and established financial improvement systems connected to health outcomes and quality.
Jay Dixon – Marketing
Jay Dixon has spent over 20 years entrenched in the Marketing & Advertising industry serving as an account manager and creative director for clients in almost every major industry including: health care,education, sports, technology, real estate and government relations. His background includes Creative Director for the Citadel Group, Inc., President of Dixon Designs, Inc. and later Dixon Creative|Marketing. He has been a principal and owner of BORCZ+DIXON Integrated Advertising since 2002. His responsibilities for all include: traditional marketing strategy and consulting, search engine marketing strategy and consulting, concept development, budget development, analysis, research, graphic design of print collateral, photography, art direction, copy writing, project coordination of internet application development & design, and multi media development & design. Mr. Dixon received his B.A. degree from Skidmore College.