Explorys Recognized by Leading Analyst Firm as a Cool Vendor 2011

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Explorys, Inc. announced today that it was named in the Gartner Cool Vendors in Life Sciences 2011 report.

“Data is the next frontier for medical discovery and healthcare delivery optimization. We’re excited to be a driving force in that movement,” stated Charlie Lougheed, Explorys President and Chief Technology Officer.

Explorys, Inc. announced today that it was named in the Gartner Cool Vendors in Life Sciences 2011 report. This report “highlights five vendors that are bringing new tools to yield greater insights into data. Life science companies face enormous challenges in collecting data from research and commercial activities. These vendors provide tools that permit more flexible access and use of data for research discovery, managing clinical trials, and making decisions to more cost-effectively use resources.”

Each year, Gartner identifies a Cool Vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: innovative—enabling users to do things they couldn’t do before; impactful—have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); and intriguing— have caught Gartner’s interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

“We’re honored to have received this recognition, especially considering the company that we are in,” stated Charlie Lougheed, Explorys President and Chief Technology Officer. “Data is the next frontier for medical discovery and healthcare delivery optimization. We’re excited to be a driving force in that movement.”

Explorys was founded in 2009 by “big data” pioneers Stephen McHale and Charlie Lougheed as a spinout from the Cleveland Clinic. Since then, Explorys has amassed data from numerous healthcare systems, including the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, MetroHealth, Summa Health System, and MedStar.

The company’s technology is based upon a massively scalable grid computing architecture designed for the unique demands related to the volume and complexity of healthcare data. Its data platforms aggregate and normalize electronic healthcare record (EHR) data across disparate systems, millions of patients and billions of clinical diagnoses, lab tests, medications, devices, and outcomes. Explorys now has contracts with several large pharmaceutical companies, in addition to its growing network of healthcare systems.

About the Gartner Cool Vendor Selection Process
Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. or its affiliates. The Gartner listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to identify interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

Cool Vendors in Life Sciences, 2011 by Gartner Research Vice President Steven Lefebure and Gartner Managing Vice President Dale Hagemeyer, April 22, 2011.

About Explorys
With the fast growing network of integrated healthcare systems in the U.S., Explorys addresses the national strategic imperative to leverage healthcare data for the improvement of medicine. Explorys accelerates discovery and enables 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.
Media Contact Meagan Grierson, info(at)explorys(dot)com, (440) 941-7174

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