OhioHealth Selects Explorys Big Data Platform to Support Population Health Management and Data Analytics Initiatives

Ohio-Based Health System Joins Explorys Network to Harness Big Data to Support Population Health, Patient-Centered Care, and Physician Alignment Initiatives

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By implementing the Explorys platform and becoming a part of its growing network, we will gain deeper insights into our patient population that will enhance our ability to transform the process of care.

Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) April 28, 2014

Explorys, the leader in big data-driven healthcare transformation, today announced that OhioHealth, a family of not-for-profit, faith-based hospitals and healthcare organizations serving the central Ohio region, has selected the Explorys Platform and its suite of cloud-based analytics solutions to support several critical programs. OhioHealth, a Columbus-based health system that includes a network of 12 member hospitals and over 25 provider organizations with more than 28,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, will implement Explorys’ big data platform to support its ongoing population health and patient-centered care initiatives, and to foster enhanced physician alignment across the enterprise.

OhioHealth selected Explorys’ big data analytics platform because of its ability to measure and analyze massive amounts of clinical, financial, and operational data. Specifically, OhioHealth sought a partner to help provide additional data and insight into: quality measurement, its patient-centered analytics model, and the ability for OhioHealth to leverage its data to provide proactive patient engagement.

“With Explorys, we will improve our ability to identify and normalize variations in care, introduce a speed of development that mirrors our thirst for analytics and leverage an architecture that can be the base intelligence framework for our organization,” says Michael Krouse, Senior Vice President and CIO, OhioHealth. “By implementing the Explorys platform and becoming a part of its growing network, we will gain deeper insights into our patient population that will enhance our ability to transform the process of care.”

“Provider organizations are increasingly embracing risk-based payment models, and they require solutions that not only provide a greater understanding of population health, but allow them to predict and act on new opportunities to improve care,” said Charlie Lougheed, President and Chief Strategy Officer, Explorys. “This partnership with OhioHealth is yet another example of how Explorys is working with its customers to lead the way in improving quality and decreasing the cost of care.”

OhioHealth will be implementing the Explorys Platform and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Application Suite, a set of SaaS-based applications that enable rapid population health management, measurement, and engagement.

Originally inspired by physicians and informatics leaders, Explorys combines the most powerful healthcare-computing platform in the world with turnkey solutions for clinical integration, at-risk population management, cost of care measurement, and pay-for-performance solutions. Explorys’ cloud-based platform is serving 19 integrated healthcare systems, 310 hospitals, and over 220,000 providers to identify patterns in diseases, treatments, and outcomes.

About OhioHealth

OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare organization with Methodist roots. Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth is currently recognized as one of the top five large health systems in America by Truven Health Analytics. It is also recognized by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” and has been for eight years in a row, 2007-2014.

Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 28,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 12 member hospitals, 25+ health and surgery centers, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 40-county area.

OhioHealth member hospitals include OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital-Columbus, OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital-Nelsonville, OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, OhioHealth MedCentral Mansfield, OhioHealth MedCentral Shelby and OhioHealth Rehabilitation Hospital. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.ohiohealth.com.

About Explorys

Founded in 2009 as an innovation spinoff from Cleveland Clinic, Explorys provides the healthcare industry a secure, cloud-based analytics platform that leverages big data for clinical integration, predictive analytics, and business intelligence. Its platform enables the country’s leading provider organizations to more effectively leverage their data to improve care quality, patient satisfaction, and deliver value-based care. The Explorys solution supports Population Health Management and Accountable Care models while applying the power of massively-parallel data processing to save lives and make healthcare affordable. Since its inception, the Explorys platform has been adopted by 19 major integrated healthcare systems with 226 billion data elements, 38.5 million unique cared-for-lives, 310 hospitals, and 220,000 providers who collectively deliver $55B in care annually. For more information, visit http://www.explorys.com.


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    Aria Marketing for Explorys
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