Humana, Texas A&M University Host Inaugural Health Care Analytics Case Competition for MS/MBA Students

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AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Health and well-being company Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and Mays Business
School at Texas A&M University are launching the first health care
analytics case competition at the university’s campus to showcase
students’ analytical abilities to solve a real-world business problem.
The case competition is open to all accredited colleges in the United
States.

Students enrolled full-time in accredited Master of Science, Master of
Arts, Master of Information Systems, Master of Public Health or Master
of Business Administration programs at an educational institution based
in the United States are eligible to enter. Students are invited to join
in groups of two to three students—from the same school—to tackle a
real-world case that will be announced in October.

The deadline for participants to submit their completed analyses will be
Oct. 27 by 11:59 p.m. CT. Five finalists will then present their
analyses to an executive panel at Texas A&M’s Mays Business School on
Nov. 9, with the winner being selected immediately afterward.

“It feels great to partner with an institution—Texas A&M, my alma
mater—that played such a pivotal role in my career development,” said
Humana President and CEO Bruce Broussard. “Analytics are becoming
increasingly important in health care, especially in helping to manage
health more proactively. This competition is a great opportunity to
provide students with real-life scenarios and to challenge them as
professionals while bringing new ideas and thinking to health care.”

“An analytical mindset is one of the key characteristics of a Mays
Transformational Leader. The Mays Business School MBA Program is pleased
to host the Humana Data Analytics Case Competition, which will attract
the brightest graduate students in the country to come together and
solve a real-world business problem,” says Eli Jones, Dean of Mays
Business School.

The prizes for the winning teams will be $6,000 for first place, $3,000
for second place and $1,500 for third place. The teams will be judged
based on the following criteria:

  • Ability to establish key performance indicators aligned to business
    needs
  • Quantitative analysis identifying key business insights
  • Ability to provide unique insights for business improvements
  • Professionalism and visualization skills

The case problem the students will receive is designed to be ambiguous,
similar to a real-world business problem. Applicants are encouraged to
pick from an array of tools, including R. Python, SAS, SPSS, Matlab and
Excel, to solve the problem.

“This competition represents Humana’s growing investment in health care
analytics,” said Vipin Gopal, PhD, and Enterprise Vice President for
Humana. “Many of these students are using – or creating – analytical
tools that could potentially shape the way that our industry provides
care.”

Key dates for participants include:

  • Oct. 2: prospective participants can attend the virtual opening
    kickoff at 5 p.m. EDT
  • Oct. 6: deadline for participants to form a team of two to three people
  • Oct. 20: participants attend a pre-submission workshop
  • Oct. 27: deadline for participants to submit their completed technical
    analyses
  • Nov. 9: finalists present to executive panel at Mays Business School’s
    CityCentre Houston location; the winner is selected

Interested participants can find more information at www.aggieanalyticscompetition.com.
To obtain the virtual kickoff link, e-mail aggieanalytics@gmail.com
or fill out the contact form on the website.

About Texas A & M’s Mays Business School

At Mays Business School, we step up to advance the world’s prosperity.
Our mission is to be a vibrant learning organization that creates
impactful knowledge and develops transformational leaders. Mays Business
School educates more than 6,400 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral
students in accounting, finance, management, management information
systems, marketing and supply chain management. Mays consistently ranks
among the top public business schools in the country for its programs
and for faculty research.

About Humana

Humana Inc. is committed to helping our millions of medical and
specialty members achieve their best health. Our successful history in
care delivery and health plan administration is helping us create a new
kind of integrated care with the power to improve health and well-being
and lower costs. Our efforts are leading to a better quality of life for
people with Medicare, families, individuals, military service personnel,
and communities at large.

To accomplish that, we support physicians and other health care
professionals as they work to deliver the right care in the right place
for their patients, our members. Our range of clinical capabilities,
resources and tools – such as in-home care, behavioral health, pharmacy
services, data analytics and wellness solutions – combine to produce a
simplified experience that makes health care easier to navigate and more
effective.

More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the
Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at www.humana.com,
including copies of:

  • Annual reports to stockholders
  • Securities and Exchange Commission filings
  • Most recent investor conference presentations
  • Quarterly earnings news releases and conference calls
  • Calendar of events
  • Corporate Governance information
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