UPMC Health Plan Wins IIA’s 2015 Excellence in Analytics Award

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UPMC Health Plan’s Dr. Pamela Peele Accepts the “ANNY” at the CAO Summit October 27, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada

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UPMC Health Plan is delighted to receive this honor and very humbled to be in the company of such outstanding finalists, said Dr. Pamela Peele, VP and CAO, UPMC Health Plan

The International Institute for Analytics (IIA), the leading independent research and advisory firm focused exclusively on guiding its clients to leverage the power of analytics, today announced UPMC Health Plan, as the winner of its annual Excellence in Analytics Award (The ANNY). The award ceremony took place during IIA’s 4th annual Chief Analytics Officer (CAO) Summit at the Bellagio Las Vegas on October 27, 2015.

IIA honored all the finalists, Dignity Health, The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”), Enova International, UPMC Health Plan, and XL Catlin. Ultimately, the ANNY award was bestowed upon UPMC Health Plan for its Learning Engine, a tool for surfacing and evolving the knowledge required to optimize quality of care for UPMC Health Plan’s member population. Dr. Pamela Peele, Vice President, Health Economics and CAO at UPMC Health Plan was presented with the award by IIA’s CEO Jack Phillips.

“UPMC Health Plan is delighted to receive this honor and very humbled to be in the company of such outstanding finalists”, said Dr. Pamela Peele, Vice President, Health Economics and CAO, UPMC Health Plan

Recipients of the ANNY award are nominated by IIA’s community of analytics experts and practitioners in recognition of each organization’s use of analytics to drive measurable business impact. All nominees were asked to complete an in-depth application and were evaluated in five key areas:

  •     Outcomes: Evidence of sustained, measurable success against planned targets and objectives
  •     Ambition: Evidence of innovative and unique quantitative analytical techniques being applied
  •     Scale: Level of coordinated internal resources to foster a meaningful, enterprise-wide analytics program
  •     Skills: Evidence of a commitment to improving analytical skills of all user types across the enterprise
  •     Insights: Evidence of higher quality insights and decision-making resulting in the analytical activity

UPMC Health Plan was selected after a rigorous review process conducted by IIA’s Co-Founder Tom Davenport, VP and Research Director, Daniel Magestro and IIA Faculty. This annual award acknowledges companies that go above and beyond to develop advanced analytics capabilities. These trailblazing organizations make use of analytics to deliver significant impact to their businesses. Previous years’ winners have included Procter & Gamble, UnitedHealth Group, Intermountain Healthcare and The Ford Motor Company.

“UPMC Health Plan is a shining example of how to advance analytics and derive measurable impact. We salute Dr. Peele and her team and congratulate them on winning the 2015 ANNY,” said IIA Co-founder and CEO, Jack Phillips.

About the CAO Summit
The CAO Summit is one of IIA’s signature client events that convenes analytics professionals to discuss and share the latest research findings and best practices in analytics. The event is designed for business leaders charged to deliver measurable impact with analytics. With a cross-industry focus, the CAO Summit will provide thought-provoking strategies and tactics to advance any analytics program. For more information about the CAO Summit, visit caosummit.com.

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The International Institute for Analytics (IIA) is an independent research and advisory firm for organizations committed to accelerating their business through the power of analytics. Co-founded by Tom Davenport and CEO Jack Phillips, IIA works across a breadth of industries to uncover actionable insights from its network of analytics practitioners, industry experts and faculty. IIA’s research clients gain access to an extensive research library, faculty-moderated executive roundtables and phone conversations. IIA also provides analytics benchmarking, dynamic inquiry and advisory services to its members, allowing business leaders and analytics professionals to keep their fingers on the pulse of analytics in the new data economy. Since its inception, SAS, Intel, Teradata, and Dell have supported IIA as underwriters. For more information about IIA, and how you can become a member, visit http://www.iianalytics.com or call 503-467-0210.

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