Sage Growth Partners CEO to Present at SAS Healthcare Webinar

McDaniel to highlight the use of analytics to determine healthcare costs; efficiency

Baltimore, MD – October 8, 2012 • Sage Growth Partners (SGP), a Baltimore-based health care consulting, technology and marketing firm, today announced that CEO Don McDaniel will present on the use of analytics to determine the true cost of healthcare at an October 17th SAS Healthcare webinar.  The webinar is entitled See Finances More Clearly with Health Care Cost Analytics.

SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Founded in 1976, SAS helps customers at more than 60,000 sites improve performance through innovative solutions and delivery value by making better decisions faster.

SAS’s Activity-Based Management (ABM) solution, which breaks down costs by service line, physician and patient, will be a key component of McDaniel’s presentation. “Historically, the healthcare industry represents their costs as a percentage of reimbursement,” said McDaniel. “With declining reimbursement models and the trend towards pay-for performance initiatives, implementing a new costing model like the ABM solution is paramount to the industry’s future viability. Through the use of analytics, healthcare providers can identify the need for cost accounting, improve cost effectiveness in healthcare delivery, and ultimately determine the true cost of providing care.”

SGP will also produce a white paper for SAS on activity-based costing and cost accounting that highlights the key components of McDaniel’s presentation later this year.

Individuals with SAS provider accounts can register for the October 17th seminar through the following link:

Sage Growth Partners
Sage Growth Partners (SGP), a healthcare strategy, technology and marketing firm, provides insight, advice and multi-disciplined execution to growth-minded healthcare organizations, including hospitals and health systems, physician groups, insurers, trade associations and academic institutions. With deep roots in the business of healthcare, SGP has earned a reputation for delivering results to difficult industry and organizational challenges.

Founded in 2005, SGP is located in Baltimore, MD, and serves clients such as GE Healthcare, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, St. Jude Medical, University of Maryland, National Association of Community Health Centers, Christus Miguerza Health System, Availity, LLC, Boston Medical Center and others.


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