St. Joseph Health System Joins the Explorys Network

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St. Joseph Health System (SJHS) is the most recent major integrated health system to utilize the Explorys network.

Explorys provides a core platform within our data ecosystem that will help enable us to identify and track patterns of care and outcomes.

Explorys, Inc. announced today that St. Joseph Health System (SJHS) is the most recent major integrated health system to utilize the Explorys network. Now spanning coast-to-coast in the U.S., Explorys collects, standardizes, and aggregates large-scale clinical data to enable healthcare leaders to identify and measure outcomes, correlations, trends, and metrics that lead to better delivery of care.

Built upon a state-of-the-art data “curation” engine and a HIPAA compliant privacy framework, Explorys provides the next generation of grid-computing power shared across the organizations that participate in the Explorys network. This enables new methods to utilize data for safety, research, quality, and cost efficiency -- all critical factors to enable healthcare reform, Meaningful Use, and Accountable Care Organization models.

“Technology and innovation is a key component of our delivery model,” stated SJHS Chief Information Officer, Larry Stofko. “Explorys provides a core platform within our data ecosystem that will help enable us to identify and track patterns of care and outcomes, while at the same time, create additional opportunities to innovate alongside our peers within the Explorys network.”

Serving millions of patients annually, SJHS provided care through fiscal year 2010 for 140,500 inpatient visits, 3,437,000 outpatient visits and 564,900 emergency room outpatient visits. The organization also welcomed 20,318 babies into the world, provided more than 179,173 home health visits and performed in excess of 110,076 surgical procedures.

“We are very excited to have St. Joseph Health System join us in the goal to deliver better care by enhancing the use of the electronic health record” stated Dr. Neil Weissman, President of MedStar Health Research Institute. “Coming together through the Explorys network also provides the opportunity for our organizations to collaborate and analyze clinical effectiveness real time in ways previously not possible."

Explorys has grown its network of healthcare systems since late 2009 to include large integrated systems such as Cleveland Clinic, MedStar Health, Summa Health System, MetroHealth, and University Hospitals. Its solutions are used to discover actionable correlations and trends in treatments and outcomes to improve safety, increase quality, and to create cost models in delivering care.

“We are very pleased to have St. Joseph Health System as one of the integrated healthcare systems utilizing our technology,” stated Stephen McHale, Explorys CEO. “We are witnessing leaders embrace the value that bioinformatics and clinical outcome data can offer for improving the delivery of care at both the community and national level.”

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. The company 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.

About St. Joseph Health System
St. Joseph Health System is an integrated Catholic healthcare delivery system sponsored by the St. Joseph Health Ministry. SJHS provides a full range of care facilities including acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics, and physician organizations throughout California, Texas and New Mexico. Their 24,000 dedicated employees strive daily to provide perfect care while building the healthiest communities and ensuring every encounter is sacred. SJHS is committed to maintain a continuum of care that matches the diverse needs of the communities they serve. For more information about St Joseph Health System contact Kellie Todd-Griffin.

For more information, visit http://www.explorys.com.
Media Contact Meagan Grierson (440) 941-7174

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