We utilize a unique analytical approach to leverage big data, geography and geospatial engineering along with social science and demography to open up an entirely new dimension of possibilities to our clients’ toughest challenges.
What We Do
GeoDD innovates by bringing instant, affordable solutions to a range of industries requiring deeper understanding of the populations they serve and the decisions they make.
How does your population break down by age, sex, ethnicity? Which patients in the population have chronic conditions? Where are the “hot spots” of patients with those chronic conditions? Which patients are most likely to need inpatient care in the next year? We are ready to answer these and many more questions all while contributing nationally to the revolution in healthcare with the Triple Aim of:
Quality care that reduces re-admits
Proactive focus on staying healthy
Costs reflect quality care and efficiency
While our sweet spot is population health management we are ready to apply our core capabilities across a range of industries. Whether it’s community policing, disaster preparedness, environmental impacts or any other expertise benefiting from understanding populations better, we bring enhanced decision making and new insights to the table.
KNOW YOUR POPULATION TODAY and TOMORROW
If you’re involved in healthcare organization leadership and looking for an instant, affordable way to understand and manage your population health risks we’re ready to help NOW. VBPMaster™ includes comprehensive data analytics integrated with mapping and geospatial analysis to help you visualize patient demographics, chronic condition hotspots and healthcare facilities on the ground in unprecedented detail.
ORGANIZATION TYPES WE SERVE INCLUDE:
ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGS (ACOs)
Revenues are directly related to an ACO’s ability to save payer dollars and have good outcomes. We help predict who in your population will be expensive and how to intervene with effective mitigation strategies.
INTEGRATED DELIVERY NETWORKS AND SYSTEMS (IDNS)
Demand for IDN’s to accept “value-based” contracts with both penalties and rewards for cost-effectiveness, good outcomes and high ratings from consumers is on the rise. We can help identify high-risk patients, intervene and identify poorer performing caregivers as part of our effective population health management strategies.
Hospitals are merging, acquiring or contracting with physician practices, opening urgent care centers and facing mandatory bundled payments – in a word turning into IDSs at a fast pace. We will help you understand the needs of your patient population across these newly merged entities.
Practices currently or in the future considering accepting capitation and bundled-payment contracts can get ahead of the curve now. We can help your practice understand localized patient demographics, environments and behaviors when implementing care delivery models.
The need for insurers to understand and predict population health risk is critical to an effective transition from volume-based to value-based reimbursement models. We bring unique geospatial and analytical insight that can enhance the actuarial process.
Rising costs of Medicare, Medicaid and the VHA and Military health systems is inevitable as government plans move from fee-for-service towards population-based reimbursement plans. Our location analytics and geospatial analysis capabilities can integrate national statistics and regional data to enhance setting policy and regulating care.
How We Do It
GeoDD incorporates frequently overlooked human dimensions to uncover powerful solutions that reflect the real world.
Using the latest advancements in big data analytics we analyze real, relevant data and information to deliver secure, custom solutions tailored to your needs.
Decades of leadership, strategic consulting and business experience enable us to work with our clients to utilize these new insights in order to:
MAKE BETTER DECISIONS
So millions of dollars aren’t wasted
PREDICT OUTCOMES MORE STRATEGICALLY
So more patients receive better healthcare
So the entire team can all paddle in the same direction
HOW WE ACHIEVE IMPACTFUL RESULTS
We employ a structured, three step process through which we identify the Challenge, develop Solutions, and measure potential Impacts (CSI). Using the insight that this approach provides, GeoDD is able to develop and deliver comprehensive reports, interactive visualizations, and detailed maps that are simple to use and easy to understand. With deliverables in hand, our strategic consultants work side-by-side with our clients to address their pain points, assess risk, weigh options, and determine the best solution.
LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THE 21st CENTURY
GeoDD is committed to helping create solutions that will strengthen public trust and foster strong, sustainable relationships between local law enforcement and the communities and citizens they are charged to protect. Our GeoPolicing team includes retired Chiefs of Police, pioneers in the field of community policing, law enforcement experts, police psychologists, technologists and nationally-practiced collaboration and facilitation specialists.
SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES INCLUDE:
REAL-TIME DIGITAL SURVEYS
Today there are significant gaps in trust between police and citizens. By gathering attitudinal information about police and policing from citizens and from police about the challenges that exist in the community, progress can be made that increases transparency and builds trust between the police and the citizens they serve.
FLASHPOINT MONITORING AND MAPPING
Where events will occur is as important as why and how they occur. Our conflict early warning system highlights locations in a community that are at high risk for conflict. By identifying these zones our services help law enforcement deploy and manage resources more effectively.
Meaningful communications between law enforcement agencies and neighborhoods build wider and deeper connections between police and citizens. We help to uncover what citizens and police are concerned with presently (and over time) particularly focusing on issues of tolerance and intolerance. Once identified we collaborate with stakeholders to structure programs designed to enhance, manage and monitor community/police relations.
We have the flexibility to shape projects to best suit a client’s particular challenge.
At GeoDD we recognize that the most complex challenges have simple solutions. But paths to those solutions can be complicated by confusing data, competing visions, and conflicting conclusions. When we undertake a project we focus on three things: Managing the challenge, Leveraging our expertise and Acquiring value from our analysis. And while every project is different, we strive to build our solutions and apply our capabilities in well-defined project bundles.
Population Health Management
How does a better understanding about people (demographics, needs, interests, attitudes, behaviors, responses to external forces such as allergens, pollution or economics) help decision making? In our view, population insights are critical to include in all decisions. From our unique perspective in the healthcare arena, this includes understanding the population at risk one unique person and situation at a time.
Locational Optimization Analysis
Organizations often are faced with the task of making a key decision with regard to a particular location. For example siting a new hospital, deploying police to a crime hotspot or helping emergency responders deploy resources to areas most likely to be affected by a hurricane. Understanding behaviors, sense of security, quality of life and how the population will be impacted are critical to effectively deploying successful outcomes on the ground.
Contextual Insight as a Service
Providing organizations with greater insights into their business, programs, customers and data is a key component needed to go well beyond the who, what, and why of problem solving. By exposing opportunities and risks from a perspective that only big data integrated with Geography & People can provide, a more comprehensive understanding of the issues at hand can be gained and better outcomes realized.
The solution isn’t just in your data. We connect the dots and find the needles in the haystack.
The essence and complexity of humanity cannot be captured through mere calculation. A degree of insight that approaches revelation is necessary to adequately tackle any problem that includes people.
HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT?
The ability to crunch data from complex spreadsheets and factor in geographic information as a means of understanding where your customers or constituents are has been a well-established practice for many years. However, our experience has shown us those methods still fall short of painting a picture that reflects the real world.
Why? Because geography and numbers alone do not adequately capture the aggregate impact of the people involved. Real, everyday aspects of our human existence such as emotions, preferences, biases and behaviors – what we refer to as the human dimension – is a factor that traditional data analysis typically fails to address. When taken in aggregate across the breadth of a given population – perhaps a community, city or county – this dimension becomes a powerful influence that can significantly shape the accuracy and impact of any analysis, as well as the decisions that it may inform.
In other words, people are far more complex than their geography alone can indicate.
HOW WE SEE IT?
Our vision is simple: we connect the dots in the data to discover the needles in the haystacks or to uncover what could not be seen before. We start with raw data and organize it into structured information. That information enables us to draw out relevant insights – from which we ultimately achieve the wisdom necessary to make truly informed decisions. Our social scientists and demographers insert human factors in addition to geography to unlock insights from your data that are fundamentally more accurate and powerful.
Through our CSI methodology and patented technologies, we are able to provide our clients with the complete picture that they need to reduce risk, achieve optimal efficiencies and ultimately make better, wiser decisions.
THE RESULTS OF OUR ANALYSIS ALLOW YOU TO:
GAIN CONSENSUS INSIDE YOUR ORGANIZATION TO ENABLE ACTION
MAKE DECISIONS FOUNDED ON FACT-BASED NUMERICAL RESULTS
IDENTIFY NEW SOLUTIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Our team brings to the table a rich breadth of experience and expertise, and decades of success in solving complex problems.
Working with you, we apply our collective vision to get to consensus and find the right solution. As a small business organization we have to work smarter to support customer needs. Partnering with our customers is the key ingredient that allows us to successfully execute across a wide range of disciplines. Our significant network of recognized Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) bring management and technical competency, resources and expertise to each assignment and present a large footprint covering a broad range of industries.
From Our Blog
All work done should create value – value for individuals involved, value for organizations served, and value for the world.
We use the Intellectual Capital (IC) ‘whole brain’ framework (engaging both Left- and Right-brain thinking) to focus our thinking about things and the world.
Check out our blog and publications and feel free to comment. We look forward to hearing what you have to say.
July 3, 2017 • GeoHealth
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Identifying vs. implementing social determinants impacting geohealth are two important yet
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Potomac Falls, VA
North Carolina Office
New Bern, NC
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