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Aarogyasri Health Care Trust partners with SAS for analytics solutions

The trust leverages predictive analytics to provide quality health-care to poor families in Andhra Pradesh 

Hyderabad, India  (Jan. 03, 2013)  – Aarogyasri Health Care Trust (AHCT), a Government initiative offering health insurance scheme to Below Poverty Line families (BPL) for treating catastrophic illness, has partnered with SAS - the leader in business analytics software and services. SAS, with its expertise in predictive analytics, will enable the trust to optimize performance and reduce operating expenses.

Combining public-health infrastructure with the private sector's medical expertise, the Aarogyasri trust is on a mission to improve and provide quality in all areas of health care. It is tailored to the health needs of poor patients, providing "end-to-end cashless services" for identified diseases through a network of public and private providers.

SAS' analytics solution provides real-time access to AHCT on understanding the lead time between pre-authorization approval and surgeries conducted across hospitals. Claims, financial and clinical data are constantly leveraged in forecasts that ultimately root out fraud, spot disease trends, and lead to preventive health measures. The analytics solution also enables AHCT to forecast the funds requirement to implement the scheme and enables in mapping the infrastructure needed and other key requirements.

Commenting on the association, Sudipta K. Sen, Regional Director – South East Asia, CEO & Managing Director - SAS Institute (India) said, "We are happy to be associated with the Government of Andhra Pradesh in a bid to address health related issues of poor families."

"We are confident that our solutions will enhance the effectiveness in Aarogyasri Health Care Trust's overall process by streamlining and analyzing the massive data and empower Aarogyasri Health Care Trust to gain valuable insights for fact based decision making." He further added.

By understanding disease trends, Aarogyasri can redefine its coverage packages and negotiate better prices with service providers. At the same time, it can continue efforts to eliminate pre-existing disease load among catastrophic cases. As disease trends improve, so do premium costs, thus extending the trust's ability to cover even more diseases.

"In the long term, our aim is to eliminate pre-existing disease loads in the areas of catastrophic health needs, and extend benefit coverage as premium costs come down," explains N Srikant, CEO Aarogyasri Health Care Trust. "The goal is to provide universal BPL population coverage and enable government hospitals to improve infrastructures and services."

About Aarogyasri Health Care Trust

The Aarogyasri Health Care Trust meets the total health-care needs for poor families in Andhra Pradesh, a state of 85 million people. The Government of Andhra Pradesh has set up Aarogyasri Health Care Trust under the chairmanship of Hon'ble Chief Minister. The trust in consultation with the specialists in the field of Health Care and insurance devised a scheme by name Rajiv Aarogyasri Community Health Insurance Scheme (RAS). Information on Aarogyasri Health Care Trust can be found at https://www.aarogyasri.org/ASRI/index.jsp 

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SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 60,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world The Power to Know®. SAS has been in India since 1997. SAS India operations are headquartered in Mumbai with regional offices in Bangalore, New Delhi and Pune. SAS works with organizations across Industries and offers them Analytics & Business Intelligence to fuel innovation and meet their business objectives. Year on year SAS has been leading the Advanced Analytics market in India with majority market share. It has also been awarded as one of the best places to work for by the Great Places to Work institute. Information on SAS India operations can be found at www.sas.com/india

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