Learning Care Group
A Single, Consistent Voice—Learning Care Group Dubs RiskConsole ‘DataStar.' The safety of the children in its care is critically important for the learning Care Group, which operates nearly 1,000 schools in the United States.
A key part of the company's RMIS selection process was challenging potential providers to demonstrate their system's ability to reduce expense—primarily by being able to better demonstrate to insurance underwriters that the company had a good handle on all of its risks and the metrics surrounding those risks and finally the ability to take action based on those metrics.
"We began the implementation of the RMIS in late-August of 2009 and were up and running and producing meaningful management reports by December of that year," according to Jeff Gehrke, Vice President, Risk Management, with Learning Care Group.
In what might be the ultimate customization, Gehrke and his team have internally branded RiskConsole as DataStar, complete with its own logo. "Part of the logo for the Learning Care Group is a star, and we incorporated that in naming our RMIS and giving it a visual identity through our logo. Now when we talk about being able to get information from our RMIS, we simply ask, ‘Can DataStar do that?"
Learning Care Group's risk management mantra for the first year focused on reducing expense and the company did that primarily by improving management of decentralized data and implementing consistent processes across the enterprise. Since then, Gehrke and his colleagues have been expanding their view of value and ROI with one of the key goals to establish "one version of the truth" related to the company's risk and insurance information
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