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Watson Wyatt Partners with Quest Analytics to Evaluate Health Care Provider Quality

Watson Wyatt Partners with Quest Analytics to Evaluate Health Care Provider Quality

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Watson Wyatt Worldwide, a leading human capital consulting firm, and Quest Analytics, L.L.C., a software solutions firm, today announced a strategic partnership that enhances Watson Wyatt's ability to help companies make health care decisions based on provider quality.

Quest Analytics provides tools and data that allow employers to compare health plans based on a combination of access, quality and cost. With this partnership, Watson Wyatt consultants can more comprehensively evaluate a health plan network's hospitals in an effort to help employers control health care costs and improve the health of workers.

"Provider quality has previously been a missing element in employers' move to consumerism," said Ted Nussbaum, director of group and health care consulting at Watson Wyatt. "Our partnership with Quest allows us to help employers and employees factor quality into their health care decisions and, in turn, locate significant potential savings."

"Employers and employees need to understand the impact that quality in addition to access has on their outgoing health care spending," said John Weis, co-founder of Quest Analytics. "Our technology combined with Watson Wyatt's experience can help control these costs efficiently."

About Quest Analytics

Quest Analytics, L.L.C. provides software solutions to health plans, consultants and employers to evaluate health care provider access, cost and quality outcomes measures. Through its software solution, customers can generate analysis comparisons on any health plan in any U.S. market. For more information, visit http://www.questanalytics.com/.

About Watson Wyatt Worldwide

Watson Wyatt Worldwide is a global human capital and financial management consulting firm. The firm specializes in employee benefits, human capital strategies, technology solutions, and insurance and financial services and has 6,000 associates in 30 countries. The firm is located on the Web at http://www.watsonwyatt.com/.

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FCMN Contact:

Watson Wyatt Worldwide; Quest Analytics, L.L.C

CONTACT: Ed Emerman for Watson Wyatt Worldwide, +1-609-452-5967,
[email protected]; or Emily Rieger of Watson Wyatt Worldwide,
+1-703-258-7634, [email protected]

Web site: http://www.questanalytics.com/

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