By selecting 5000 enrollees carefully enough to ensure regression to the mean and self-selection bias, Telligen was able to convince Oklahoma’s elected officials that they saved $93,000,000, or $18,000 per person, a record for the public sector. It’s possible Telligen themselves believe they actually achieved this figure too, in which case they didn’t lie, but I refuse to believe they are that stupid..
How did they massively succeed in this endeavor when virtually everyone else has failed to save a nickel? Here, in their own words from their own website, is their special sauce, in all its originality and syntactical glory:
"We are unique to the market in that we combine IT with clinical expertise in our solutions. Our population health management solution is a comprehensive approach of provider engagement, patient engagement and health IT."