Tom Chickerella Appointed Chief Operating Officer for Explorys

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Industry Expert to Lead Operations and Join Strategic Leadership Team at Leading Big Data Company

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“It is an honor to join this tremendously talented organization with such a high level of commitment to its mission of unlocking the power of big data to improve healthcare for everyone,” said Tom Chickerella, COO, Explorys.

Explorys, the leader in big data-driven healthcare transformation, today announced that Thomas Chickerella has joined the Explorys Executive Team as Chief Operating Officer. As Explorys’ new COO, Tom will bring his experience in healthcare performance improvement and supply chain management to help the company ensure the highest levels of efficiency and quality for its customers as it continues to grow in response to strong market demand.

In his new role, Tom will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations, including talent management, program management, and process improvement. Tom will be working closely with the Explorys senior team on areas including strategy, vision, prioritization, team development and the many opportunities and challenges the company will face as it continues to transition from a growing startup organization to a scalable, high performance enterprise. In the last 9 months, Explorys has experienced rapid growth of its employee base to support an expanding national network of healthcare systems, which currently consists of 18 IDNs, 300 hospitals, and over 215,000 providers.

“Tom’s experience at large IDNs, like OhioHealth and Vanguard Health, will provide invaluable insight and perspective to us as we continue to grow,” said Stephen McHale, CEO of Explorys. “We are very excited to welcome Tom to our strategic leadership team and I know that his skills and experience in optimizing operations and managing client expectations and deliverables will be a critical component of our future success.”

Prior to joining Explorys, Tom led performance management and supply chain at Vanguard Health, where he emphasized a hands-on leadership approach to developing process improvement methodologies and management tools to facilitate dramatic operational improvements. Tom brings more than 20 years of experience in Lean Performance Management, and is a long-standing member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

“I look forward to working with the Explorys team to help tackle the special challenges facing the healthcare industry today,” said Tom. “It is an honor to join this tremendously talented organization with such a high level of commitment to its mission of unlocking the power of big data to improve healthcare for everyone.”

Tom will be an addition the Explorys Strategic Leadership Team, which currently consists of, Stephen McHale, CEO; Charlie Lougheed, President and Chief Strategy Officer; Dr. Anil Jain, CMO; Sarah Mihalik, VP of Provider Solutions; Michael Paull, CFO; and Dave Diamond, VP of Sales.

About Explorys

Founded in 2009 as an innovation spinoff from Cleveland Clinic, Explorys provides the healthcare industry’s first secure, cloud-based Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) platform that leverages big data. Its analytics platform enables the country’s leading provider organizations to more effectively leverage their data to improve care quality, patient satisfaction, and support Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and Accountable Care (ACO) 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 18 major integrated healthcare systems with 205 billion data elements, 38 million unique cared-for-lives, 300 hospitals, and 215,000 providers who collectively deliver $53B in care annually. For more information, visit

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