REVIEWER: Wesley Bowden, development team lead, Data Transformation for AIM Healthcare Services, Inc.

BACKGROUND: AIM Healthcare Services, Inc. is a leading provider of claims-cost management services. The company’s mission is to reduce the cost of health care and simplify health care information management. Since AIM’s inception, the company has grown to represent more than 1,800 hospital and health system clients and more than 1,100 payer clients, including the largest indemnity, HMO, Medicaid and self-insured payers in the country. With more than 1,700 team members working in client facilities in all 50 states, AIM identifies, validates and reconciles pre- and post-pay claim and account data errors to deliver more value on a daily basis than any other company in this sector. AIM’s Data Transformation Team (DTT) handles extraction, transformation and loading (ETL) of incoming client data. DTT works with large data extracts in many formats, including COBOL, fixed-width, variable-length, EBCDIC, ASCII and EDI. Translated data is loaded into a database where analysts perform ad hoc and standard queries.

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