The Critical Role of Data in Managed Care: Loopback Analytics to Address Best Practices at n4a Annual Conference

Loopback CEO & CTO to Outline Data Tracking Tips, Care Transition Strategies at Nation's Largest Gathering of Aging Industry Leaders

Jul 13, 2015, 09:03 ET from Loopback Analytics

DALLAS, July 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Loopback Analytics, a pioneer in providing health care data, care transition and at-risk population management, today announced CEO Neil Smiley and CTO Bobby Barajas will be featured as expert panelists for three sessions focused on the critical role of data in managed care as part of the 40th annual National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) Conference & Tradeshow. The event runs Saturday, July 11 through Wednesday, July 15 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.

The largest gathering of aging industry decision makers in the country, the n4a conference draws more than 800 local and national leaders in aging services, government and business leaders providing Older Americans Act services in their communities.

Data management is a key theme for this year's event, with organizers and attendees recognizing the critical role sophisticated data capturing, sharing and analysis play in improving managed care, patient transitions and payer relationships.

"Collecting, tracking – and to a much larger degree – aggregating and sharing data across the care continuum is a major challenge for care providers, which actually represents a tremendous opportunity for AAAs to provide this extremely valuable connection within their communities," Smiley said. "These sessions will demonstrate the value and best practices AAAs can use to fill that vital gap between patients, providers and payers."

Loopback executives will lend their expertise in the following sessions on Tuesday, July 14:

  • IT & Data Solutions Help Desk (7-8 a.m.) - Barajas will participate in a Q&A session addressing some of the technical issues surrounding health care data management and sharing.
  • Care Transitions:  What Works, What Doesn't...and Top Strategies to Secure Contracts and Success (10:15-11:30 a.m.) - Smiley will participate in a panel discussion covering best practices for AAAs in offering care transition services to help their partner managed care organizations and hospitals reduce readmission rates among patient populations. Attendees will come away with the tools they need to create a plan and put it into action to ensure success with this new opportunity.
  • Managed Care Boot Camp Session II: Data, Data, Data--Understand What to Track and Why (1-2:15 p.m.) – For one of the most popular sessions on the n4a agenda, Smiley will join four other panelists addressing requirements for AAAs in capturing, managing, analyzing and reporting data while also meeting payers' needs and protecting patient privacy. In addition to a Q&A with successful organizations, Smiley will lend his data expertise to discuss what agencies should be tracking and measuring to demonstrate value in the complex health system landscape.

Loopback's complete health care data sharing and coordination solution streamlines care transition workflows and provides insight into patient outcomes and program fidelity through analytics with a closed-loop feedback system for continuous improvement. The platform has proven to cut readmission penalties and help CCTPs and CBOs significantly expand their patient footprint to reach thousands of patients per month. To learn more, visit

For more information about the 40th annual n4A Conference, visit

About Loopback Analytics
Founded in 2009, Loopback Analytics is a pioneer in empowering health systems and post-acute care organizations to more effectively manage care transitions and reimbursement challenges in a "pay-for-outcome" environment. The company's comprehensive management platform helps identify at-risk patient populations, match interventions and measure efficacy to improve clinical and financial outcomes. For more information, visit

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