"The implications for research across our organization are enormous," said MedStar Health Research institute President Neil Weissman.
Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) February 22, 2011
Explorys today announced MedStar as the fifth integrated healthcare provider to join the Explorys network. Formed in 2009 Explorys has become the leader in Dynamic Data Management for healthcare analytics and outcomes measurement, aggregating over 1.6 billion curated clinical events within a privacy protected and HIPAA compliant model.
This agreement enables MedStar to aggregate large and disparate electronic health record (EHR) data into curated and actionable information for discovering new opportunities for research collaboration, innovative treatment, clinical effectiveness, treatment efficiencies, and safety. It provides a solid data framework for executing on meaningful use, and Accountable Care Organization (ACO) strategies for the future.
Since late 2009, Explorys has announced agreements with four other major health care providers including Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth System, Summa Health System, and University Hospitals.
With more than 40 entities, including nine hospitals in the Maryland and Washington, D.C. markets, MedStar is the largest health system in the Atlantic region spanning over 26,000 associates and 5,300 affiliated physicians.
"The implications for research across our organization are enormous," said MedStar Health Research institute President Neil Weissman. "The Explorys computing infrastructure enables instantaneous access to data from the health care we provide and helps position MedStar Health to become a research leader in quality, safety and comparative effectiveness."
“We are excited to have MedStar Health join our network”, stated Stephen McHale, Explorys CEO. “This represents a major milestone for us as we extend our national presence with world class leaders like MedStar Health.”
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health combines the best aspects of academic medicine, research, innovation and treatments with a complete spectrum of clinical services to advance patient care. As the largest health care provider in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., regions, MedStar’s nine hospitals, the MedStar Health Research Institute and 20 other health-related companies are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. MedStar has one of the largest graduate medical education programs in the country training over 1,100 medical residents annually. MedStar also has a major academic affiliation with Georgetown University. MedStar Health is a $4 billion not-for-profit, regional health care system based in Columbia, MD, that is also one of the largest employers in the region. Its 26,000 associates and 5,300 affiliated physicians all support MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy that combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. Visit us at http://www.medstarhealth.org.
Explorys addresses the national strategic imperative to leverage electronic health records (EHR) for the improvement of medicine. We accelerate discovery and enable collaboration between stakeholders in healthcare by providing a platform that serves providers and life sciences - all within a HIPAA compliant, privacy protected environment. For more information, visit http://www.explorys.com.
Kaveh Noorbakhsh, kaveh(at)explorys(dot)com, (440) 941-7174