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Explorys Selected as Top Workplace by The Plain Dealer

Leader in Big Data-Driven Healthcare Transformation Named as a Top Workplace in Employee-Led Survey

Cleveland, OH, June 18, 2013— Explorys, the leader in big data-driven healthcare transformation, today announced that it was selected as a 2013 Top Workplace by The Plain Dealer. The Cleveland Plain Dealer Top Workplace program recognizes companies that provide engaging, rewarding, and exciting work environments. This year’s list includes 100 companies in three categories.

The Top Workplaces are determined solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading independent research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with 37 major publishing partners and recognizes a list of 150 National Top Workplaces.

Explorys, an innovation spin-off of the Cleveland Clinic, has gained significant momentum over the past 12 months, adding four new customers to its national network which currently consists of 14 IDNs, 200 hospitals, and over 100,000 providers, making Explorys’ Network the largest healthcare big data compilation in the world. This vast amount of data provides healthcare organizations the ability to identify and measure trends, assess risk, and predict outcomes to drive quality care at lower costs.

“This recognition by the Plain Dealer is a testament to the hard work and tireless efforts of Explorys’ employees,” stated Explorys President and Chief Strategy Officer, Charlie Lougheed. “As a result of changes brought about by healthcare reform, the healthcare industry has an amplified interest in the area of big data, and as such, Explorys has realized unprecedented growth. Attracting and retaining top talent is a critical success factor for Explorys and our team continues to prove that innovation isn’t only for Silicon Valley—it is happening right here in Cleveland.”

Today, Explorys employs approximately 100 people, and expects to continue growing in the coming year. Recruiting from Silicon Valley, the East Coast, and the Midwest, Explorys seeks candidates with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. Employees at Explorys range from recent college graduates, to industry leaders with years of healthcare and IT experience. Explorys offers countless benefits to its team members including company-sponsored fitness programs and an innovative program called “Ten Time” that encourages associates to apply up to 10 percent of their paid time to other interests outside of the company.

“Working at Explorys is a great opportunity to contribute to the exciting changes that are happening in healthcare right now,” said Ebony Johnson, Data Curation and Content Developer at Explorys. “I really enjoy working for a company that encourages professional and personal development.  Never before have I been a part of such a lively, collaborative office environment that inspires further education and innovative thinking.”

The Plain Dealer published the complete list of Top Workplaces on June 16th. For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics, please visit www.topworkplaces.com and www.workplacedynamics.com.

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 platform that leverages BIG DATA to transform healthcare. While applying the power of massively-parallel data processing, its comprehensive network enables the nation’s leading provider organizations to more effectively leverage their data to drive value-based care and Population Health Management results utilizing both business and clinical intelligence, and meaningful performance evaluation.  The Explorys network is made up of over 107 billion data elements encompassing 40 million patients, 200 hospitals, and 14 major integrated healthcare systems with over 100,000 providers who collectively deliver $46 billion of care annually. Deploying solutions comprised of expert resources and exceptional tools, Explorys unlocks the power of BIG DATA to improve healthcare for everyone.  www.explorys.com

June 18, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Cleveland Clinic CFO Joins Explorys’ Board of Directors

Steven Glass Brings Strategic Vision, Healthcare Financial Expertise to Leading Big Data Analytics Company

Cleveland, OH — May 30, 2013 — Explorys, the leader in big data-driven healthcare transformation, today announced that Steven C. Glass, Chief Financial Officer of Cleveland Clinic, has been appointed to its Board of Directors where he will bring his experience in healthcare finance to provide financial and operational counsel to the company. Glass’ experience managing the financial operations of healthcare provider organizations will be invaluable to Explorys as it continues its growth trajectory: Explorys has added four new customers to its national network over the past twelve months, which currently consists of fourteen IDNs, 200 hospitals, and over 100,000 providers. Glass replaces Chris Coburn, former director of Cleveland Clinic Innovations who served on the Explorys Board of Directors since October 2009.

“We are excited to welcome Steve to our board of directors. His deep healthcare experience in general, and financial management expertise, in particular, will be a critical asset to our company as we continue to expand our business and welcome new organizations into our national network,” said Stephen McHale, CEO of Explorys.

Glass joined the Cleveland Clinic in 2002 as the Controller and Chief Accounting Officer and served in that role until 2005, when he assumed the CFO position.  Glass is responsible for the financial management of the Cleveland Clinic Health System which includes ten hospitals in Ohio, one hospital in Florida, outpatient operations in Las Vegas and Toronto, and a 3,000 physician practice group operating across those markets. Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic, Glass spent fourteen years with MedStar Health, serving in various roles during its growth through mergers and acquisitions.

Glass received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Towson University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Accountants, Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, Healthcare Financial Management Association, and the Health Management Academy.

“In today’s dynamic healthcare landscape, it is critical that provider organizations adopt tools that allow them to harness and use clinical, financial and operational data to make informed decisions around business and patient care. I look forward to working with the Explorys board and executive team to help advance its mission to transform healthcare via cloud-based big data solutions,” said Glass. “I believe in the Explorys business model and the solutions it provides, and I am excited to leverage my experience in healthcare to help them meet their strategic business goals.”

The Explorys Board of Directors currently consists of eight industry professionals, including the company’s CEO, Stephen McHale; Dr. Russell Richmond, CEO of Objective Health; Dr. Andrew D. Firlik, managing partner at Foundation Medical Partners; Steven Lindseth, CEO of YouDocs Beauty, Inc.; Dr. Joe Cunningham, managing director of Santé Ventures; Paul Wallace, managing director of the Heritage Group; and John McHale, Chairman of the Board of TrackingPoint. Together, these distinguished professionals help to maximize future opportunities and ensure Explorys maintains its position as the leader in big data-driven healthcare transformation.

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 to transform healthcare. While applying the power of massively-parallel data processing, its comprehensive network enables the nation’s leading provider organizations to more effectively leverage their data to drive value-based care and Population Health Management results utilizing both business and clinical intelligence, and meaningful performance evaluation.  The Explorys network is made up of over 107 billion data elements encompassing 40 million patients, 200 hospitals, and 14 major integrated healthcare systems with over 100,000 providers who collectively deliver $46 billion of care annually. Deploying solutions comprised of expert resources and exceptional tools, Explorys unlocks the power of BIG DATA to improve healthcare for everyone.  www.explorys.com

June 10, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Dr. Russell Richmond Joins Explorys’ Board of Directors

Healthcare Industry Veteran Brings Extensive Clinical and Analytics Expertise to Leading Big Data Analytics Company

Cleveland, OH — May 28, 2013 — Explorys, the leader in big data-driven healthcare transformation, today announced that Dr. Russell Richmond, CEO of Objective Health, has joined its Board of Directors where he will leverage his expertise as a physician and healthcare technology entrepreneur to provide strategic counsel to the company. Over the past twelve months, Explorys has been experiencing unprecedented growth, adding four new customers to its national network, which currently consists of 14 IDNs, 200 hospitals, and over 100,000 providers.

“Dr. Richmond brings unparalleled healthcare market intelligence to Explorys, which will be essential as we continue to expand the depth of our big data analytics applications to meet the ever-changing needs of delivering smarter healthcare,” stated Stephen McHale, CEO of Explorys. “His specialized experience working with population health and big data analytics companies will be invaluable as we continue to build upon the momentum we have achieved this past year.”

Dr. Richmond has expertise in the healthcare provider market, with a focus on healthcare reform, population health, and risk management.  His experience includes building large data-analytics companies such as Objective Health, Verisk Health, and D2Hawkeye, as well as counseling CEO’s of large provider and payor organizations as a management consultant. At Objective Health, Dr. Richmond and his team built the company’s solution for reducing health system’s costs, which impacted over 400 hospitals.  Dr. Richmond also led Verisk Health and D2Hawkeye from the early stages into significant subscription revenue businesses.  Prior to D2Hawkeye, Dr. Richmond advised health system CEO’s on strategy and operations as a McKinsey consultant, spending nearly six years in McKinsey’s Boston and Detroit offices.  Dr. Richmond holds a MD from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Michigan.

“Explorys’ innovative Network model and intuitive big data platform are already significantly disrupting the healthcare market, and I am excited to share my expertise in business development and healthcare informatics to provide guidance as the company continues to expand its customer base and solution portfolio,” stated Dr. Russ Richmond. “In the midst of a rapid transformative era in healthcare, Explorys changes the game by enabling organizations to analyze and benchmark clinical, pharmaceutical, financial, and operational data across the largest data compilation in the industry. I look forward to working with other industry experts on the Board to help Explorys extend its leadership position in clinical big data analytics.”

The Explorys Board of Directors currently consists of eight industry professionals, including the company’s CEO, Stephen McHale; Stephen Glass, CFO of Cleveland Clinic; Dr. Andrew D. Firlik, managing partner at Foundation Medical Partners; Steven Lindseth, CEO of YouDocs Beauty, Inc.; Dr. Joe Cunningham, managing director of Santé Ventures; Paul Wallace, managing director of the Heritage Group; and John McHale, Chairman of the Board of BreakingPoint. Together, these distinguished professionals help to maximize future opportunities and ensure Explorys maintains its position as the leader in big data-driven healthcare transformation.

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 to transform healthcare. While applying the power of massively-parallel data processing, its comprehensive network enables the nation’s leading provider organizations to more effectively leverage their data to drive value-based care and Population Health Management results utilizing both business and clinical intelligence, and meaningful performance evaluation.  The Explorys network is made up of over 100 billion data elements encompassing 40 million patients, 200 hospitals, and 14 major integrated healthcare systems with over 100,000 providers who collectively deliver $46 billion of care annually. Deploying solutions comprised of expert resources and exceptional tools, Explorys unlocks the power of BIG DATA to improve healthcare for everyone.  www.explorys.com

June 7, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

LEICA BIOSYSTEMS AND DELL ENABLE ACCESS TO PATHOLOGY IMAGES BETWEEN CHINA AND THE U.S

Vista, CA (March 6, 2013) Leica Biosystems, which through its acquisition of Aperio became the leading provider of digital pathology systems, announced today that Chinese physicians have access to U.S. healthcare organizations for real-time, expert review of pathology cases through the first scalable, secure medical cloud network through its strategic collaboration with Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences.

The U.S. institutions providing pathology services include: The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dianon/Lab Corp. and ProPath. According to Krista Crews, executive director of ProPath, “Through the use of amazingly innovative technologies, pathology services can be provided efficiently and rapidly to support the needs in China.”

“We are pleased to now have access to additional pathology resources,” said Hongbo Li, M.D., a GI pathologist and co-founder of Sinopath Diagnostics. Located in the Beijing International Medical Center, Sinopath Diagnostics provides services for routine anatomic pathology diagnoses, pathology consultation, tele-IHC, companion diagnostics and genetic testing. “By improving communication among our colleagues, we can enhance the quality of care we provide for our patients,” said Li.

“Demand for pathology services in China is growing rapidly and we need easier access to experts both inside and outside of China to keep up with the demand,” said Shiang Huang, M.D., founder and CEO of Kindstar Globalgene Technology. Kindstar provides laboratory services to over 3,300 Chinese hospitals for advanced diagnostics in oncology and other medical specialties.

“Connecting China and the U.S. through our collaboration with Dell begins to meet our goal to address the regional and global imbalances of pathology expertise available for patient care by enabling access to pathologists, regardless of location,” said Matthias Weber, M.D., president of Leica Biosystems.

The cloud-based solution, powered by Dell’s Unified Clinical Archive, is a global, secure and scalable IT platform. This provides the foundation of best practices to optimize access to large pathology images so physicians can quickly and easily review and collaborate to expedite patient results and treatment decisions.

“Dell is excited to work with Leica Biosystems on this initiative and to facilitate the sharing of whole slide pathology images via the cloud,” said August Calhoun, Ph.D., vice president and general manager of Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences. “This is a prime example of how a hybrid cloud solution with application-neutral data management capabilities can break down traditional information silos and allow healthcare organizations to securely manage, store and share data to advance patient care even across great distances.”

About Leica Biosystems

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in laboratory workflow solutions for anatomic pathology, striving to advance cancer diagnostics to improve patients’ lives. Leica Biosystems provides a comprehensive product range for each step in the pathology process, from sample preparation and staining to imaging and reporting. Recognizing there is a shortage of Pathology expertise worldwide, as well as increasing sub specialization, Leica Biosystems expanded its capability in pathology imaging with Aperio ePathology Solutions enabling greater access for Pathologists through market leading whole slide scanners, NETWORK solutions that enables remote, real-time viewing and easy distribution of images for collaboration, and PRECISION solutions that provide pathologists with easy-to-use quantitative image analysis to improve clinical and research productivity, reproducibility, and consistency. Leica Biosystems is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in 7 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. Further information can be found at www.leicabiosystems.com.

 

March 6, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Top Healthcare Organizations Embrace Windows 8 to Advance Patient Care

At HIMSS13, providers such as Pediatric Associates showcase promise of Windows 8 to meet the productivity, collaboration and security needs of the healthcare industry.

NEW ORLEANS — March 4, 2013 — At the HIMSS13 Annual Conference and Exhibition, Microsoft Corp. today announced new healthcare customers and partners that showcased Windows 8 solutions as part of a comprehensive approach to meeting mobility, productivity and collaboration goals within hospital and practice settings. With more than 850 health apps currently in the Windows Store available to healthcare providers, Windows 8 offers a platform for the next generation of apps poised to change the way the healthcare organizations connect with each other and patients, enabling a more integrated and patient-centric health system.

“Healthcare organizations are under increasing pressure to deliver improved quality of care, provide better access for more patients and lower costs, while tackling productivity and workforce shortage challenges,” said Michael Robinson, general manager, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft. “Microsoft offers the necessary secure communication, collaboration and workflow technologies that complement existing EHR solutions, transforming the practice of medicine from provider-centered piecework to patient-centered teamwork.”

Microsoft is collaborating with Intel and Cleveland Clinic to explore proof-of-concept deployments of Windows 8 line-of-business apps in a clinical setting. Cleveland Clinic is exploring the capabilities of Windows 8 and new Intel-powered mobile devices that enable clinicians to view a risk-stratified list of patients and call up their latest medical information.

“For constantly multitasking clinicians, the Windows 8 interface offers flexibility to use both the touch screen and keyboard on a range of fast, powerful new Intel-based mobile devices,” said Mark Blatt, M.D., medical director for Intel’s worldwide health IT group. “Healthcare organizations no longer need to compromise when it comes to mobile health workflows because today’s innovative designs enable clinicians to instantly convert from tablet to laptop mode.”

Pediatric Associates recognizes the continuing need to provide innovative ways in delivering key medical information to our providers while caring for patients. This pilot enables them to meet this need by seamlessly delivering protected health information in the Greenway PrimeMOBILE app via Windows 8 devices wherever the clinician or patient may be.

“As a physician-owned practice with seven clinical locations and over 80 providers seeing 250,000 patient visits per year, we are focused on leveraging technology as a tool in providing quality patient care. Through our partnership with Microsoft, Intel and Greenway, we engaged in a pilot project to assess the potential of Windows 8, in combination with Greenway’s PrimeMOBILE EHR app, in supplying a mobile solution to an ever-growing mobile patient demographic,” said Brock Morris, chief information officer, Pediatric Associates Inc., PS. “Through the intuitive nature and enhanced security of Windows 8 and the PrimeMOBILE app, our providers can gain ready access to the patient’s full medical chart, providing a tremendous help to our patients by taking the burden off the family and by allowing our physicians to efficiently and accurately access the necessary medical information regardless of the point of care.”

Windows 8 and its broad network of apps, which are inherently secure, are bringing value to healthcare providers by connecting enterprise apps and consumer experiences together in a way that is unique to the industry. Microsoft and its partner ecosystem unveiled a range of new enterprise apps that connect to Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), apps for mobile physicians and nurses to access Clinical Reference information and Business to Consumer apps aimed at empowering consumers to better manage their health.

Electronic Medical Record Apps

Clinicians and nurses are leveraging Electronic Medical Record (EMR) apps to access patient information securely in a healthcare setting, allowing them to make more informed decisions about patient health, collaborate more effectively across teams and improve the overall health outcomes of patients.

• Greenway developed the PrimeMOBILE app for Windows 8, which provides complete remote access to patient data housed in Greenway’s EHR solution, allowing providers to view patient history and problem lists, progress notes, and appointment schedules encompassing a healthcare provider’s entire patient population in a secure manner. PrimeMOBILE, a business-to-business app, gives physicians and other clinicians access to the most-common functionality of the Greenway PrimeSUITE EHR.

“To truly deliver the most effective care possible, providers need anywhere, anytime access to comprehensive information,” said Johnathan Samples, executive vice president, Research and Development, Greenway Medical. “PrimeMOBILE allows physicians and other caregivers to easily and securely leverage the rich patient data within our PrimeSUITE EHR solution as they direct care from virtually any location. With the growing popularity of Windows 8, we’re pleased to deliver this access on the Windows 8 platform so our providers have another user-friendly tool, working together to improve population health.”

• Pariscribe’s Windows 8 EMR business-to-business app, the EMR Surface, transforms the clinical documentation process. “The tile-based UX design and incorporation of core contracts native to Windows 8 have enabled our development of a feature-rich application that transcends the typical user experience in the medical applications,” said Manny Abraham, president and CEO of Pariscribe. “Pariscribe clinical documentation leverages all the advantages that Windows 8 and touch-enabled mobile devices can offer customers who want a more user-friendly system.”

• MazikCARE, a business-to-business app for Windows 8, is the fully integrated EMR solution for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. Available as a hosted or cloud solution, the MazikCARE Windows 8 app delivers full healthcare IT functionality, including ambulatory and inpatient processing, revenue cycles, medical billing, scheduling, and more. MazikCARE is an intuitive Windows 8 app that cuts down on employee training time, lowers costs, increases return on investment and is the only EMR/ERP solution offering full Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 capability on Windows 8.

Further, EMR providers from Epic to AllScripts are showcasing their integration with Windows 8 at HIMSS.

Clinical Reference Apps

Physicians are constantly on the go, moving between patients and from the hospital to the physicians’ offices. Clinical reference apps enable physicians to access information and make evidence-based recommendations about patient care.

UpToDate allows providers to find clinical answers at the point of care or anywhere they need them by allowing them to access current, synthesized clinical information from UpToDate, including evidence-based recommendations, quickly and easily on a Windows 8 phone or Windows 8 tablet.

• The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality developed a Windows 8 version of its Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) app, which is designed to help primary care clinicians identify the screening, counseling and preventive medication services that are appropriate for their patients. ePSS brings information on clinical preventive services that clinicians need, recommendations, clinical considerations, and selected practice tools, to the point of care.

Consumer Health Apps

Windows 8 applications are also empowering patients to be more engaged as active participants in their own health.

• Johnson & Johnson Services Inc. has partnered with Microsoft on the launch of the Digital Health Scorecard app for Windows 8. The Scorecard aims to address the growing prevalence of chronic diseases around the world by introducing the concept of a personal health score. The health score is a new, consumer-friendly metric that can be quickly calculated by answering just seven questions about essential health behaviors and measures. It’s like a “credit score” for your health. “The app helps people recognize where they currently stand with their health,” said Michael Weinberger, director of Marketplace Innovation at Johnson & Johnson. “But just as important, it gives them the critical insight they need to have conversations with their doctor and begin making the changes that can lead to longer, healthier, happier lives.”

• The CDC application is a way for consumers to access health information at their fingertips, featuring important health articles, popular journals, timely updates and access to social media to coincide with important health concerns and events that consumers can use to protect their lives and loved ones.

• Mayo Clinic offers a free app called Mayo Clinic on Pregnancy, which is available in the Windows Store. Available for desktop, laptop and tablet users on the Windows 8 platform, Mayo Clinic on Pregnancy is a trustworthy guide to pregnancy, childbirth and baby’s first three months. It was developed by Mayo Clinic to leverage the medical and lifestyle expertise of a team of Mayo’s pregnancy experts in obstetrics and gynecology, genetics, nutrition, midwifery, and lactation.

“Getting pregnant and becoming a parent are among the most significant experiences in a person’s life and can be overwhelming,” said Roger Harms, M.D., a Mayo Clinic specialist in obstetrics and gynecology, and senior medical director for operations in Mayo Clinic’s Global Business Solutions division. “Windows 8 provided an easy-to-use platform for Mayo Clinic to develop an app to guide consumers from conception to delivery, and see them through the first three months with their newborn to give them peace of mind and enhance their sense of wonder throughout the experience.”

• A Microsoft HealthVault app for Windows 8 will soon be available to consumers in the Windows Store. HealthVault enables consumers to collect, store and securely share their personal health information, and connects to hundreds of third-party services and devices that make it easy to keep that information up to date. The new app brings this critical family information to life with a modern, touch-first user experience on Surface and other Windows 8 devices.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

March 4, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Explorys Launches First Big Data-Powered Benchmarking Network to Prepare Leading Healthcare Systems for Value-Based Care Economy

World’s Largest Healthcare Big Data Compilation to Accelerate Quality Improvement, Cost Reduction, Risk Management and Transform Delivery Models with Comparative Data Network

New Orleans, LA, March 4, 2013 (HIMSS Booth #6455) — Explorys, the leader in big data-driven healthcare transformation, today announced the release of its new National Benchmark offering, which provides comparative metrics across more than 92 billion clinical, financial, and operational data facts spanning the continuum of care for 13 integrated delivery networks, 120 hospitals, and over 100,000 providers providing over $30 billion in care annually across the United States.

National Benchmarks, the first of a new series of comparative analytics, is available to Explorys’ customer base today, with support for disease management, quality, wellness, Accountable Care, and financial measures.  These benchmarks offer unique insight into patterns and trends by supplementing comprehensive clinical data with claims and administrative data.  This new offering enables leading healthcare organizations to compare their performance to the aggregate Explorys Network, all while preserving patient privacy and ensuring HIPAA compliance, and provider/system anonymity.

Participants in the Explorys Network include some of the nation’s leaders in care transformation, such as Cleveland Clinic, Catholic Health Partners, Iowa Health System, Centura Health, St. Joseph Health System, and Legacy Health. “These organizations recognize the imperative to leverage not only their own data, but also comparatively relevant metrics from the aggregate of their peers,” explains Stephen McHale, CEO, Explorys. “It’s this insight that enables provider organizations to design, construct, and measure value-based-care, bundled services, and direct-to-employer models. This is critical for effective payer contracting, as well as prediction and management of the impact on fee-for-service and other at-risk service lines.”

Building upon the Explorys Network and its growing member base, the company will continue to add capabilities throughout 2013 that enable advanced predictive models and analytics for value-based care transformation.

“Our ability to clinically benchmark both internally and externally within the Explorys Network provides an important basis for planning and measuring our quality and performance goals, particularly as the industry moves toward risk-sharing models.  We see a significant advantage in using this insight to inform new service offerings and drive better relationships with our payers and employers,” stated Mike Murphy, President and CEO of Accountable Care, Iowa Health System.

Explorys will be demonstrating its platform, applications, and new Network Benchmarking features at the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibition from March 4-6, 2013 in New Orleans, LA at booth.  To schedule time to meet with an Explorys representative or existing customer, please go to https://www.explorys.com/contact-us/visit-us-@-himss13.

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, Explorys’ platform has been adopted by 13 major integrated healthcare systems with over 92 billion data elements, 31 million cared-for-lives, 120 hospitals, and 85,000 providers. For more information, visit www.explorys.com.

I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

HIMSS Innovation Center Advances Interoperability

CLEVELAND (February 19, 2013) – Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald announced earlier today that the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, known as HIMSS, will be leasing on the fourth level 12,500 square feet for its Innovation Center, a unique and dynamic testing, demonstration, exhibition, and educational facility, with another 12,500 square feet of exhibition space, of the newly-named Global Center for Health Innovation (formerly the Cleveland Medical Mart). HIMSS also plans to double the size of the exhibition space by 2016. County Executive FitzGerald made the announcement during his annual “State of the County” address at the City Club in downtown Cleveland.

HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on improving healthcare through the best use of information technology and management systems. HIMSS, with its related organizations are headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in the United States, Europe and Asia, represents more than 52,000 individual members, of which more than two-thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations.

The HIMSS Innovation Center will provide ongoing services for health delivery organizations and health IT companies, along with exhibitions, educational programming, and consumer-oriented applications. In addition, the year-round interoperability showcase and exhibition space will further validate functionality for new and developing products using standards and customized testing in both a physical and virtual demonstration environment.

“We look forward to the opening in October of the HIMSS Innovation Center in the Global Center for Health Innovation. As we continue to build on our more than 14 years of leadership in and support of achieving seamless, secure exchange of electronic health information, our focus at HIMSS continues on interoperability, standards and harmonization initiatives, here in Cleveland and across the globe,” says H. Stephen Lieber, CAE, HIMSS President and CEO.

With its scenario-based setting, the HIMSS Health IT Ecosystem will provide a fully operational, multi-facility environment populated with simulated patient demographic, clinical and financial data. The health and healthcare communities will be able to plug into this environment and both test and demonstrate a specific product’s interoperability capabilities.

At the HIMSS Healthcare Technology Showcase, the health and healthcare community will find opportunities to participate in long-lasting exhibits themed around harnessing the power of IT in vital issues such as mobile devices, consumer-driven healthcare, and evidence-based care. The themed exhibits will show the value of the participating technologies in specific-use cases of the highlighted theme and serve as a point of collaboration.

HIMSS testing and educational services will be available virtually worldwide. The HIMSS space in the Global Center for Health Innovation will become a worldwide hub for health and health IT testing, demonstration, exhibitions, and consumer products, including the latest breakthroughs in mobile health devices and distance medicine technology.

The HIMSS educational offerings will leverage a variety of interoperability platforms, partner with other leaders in the facility, and create a full menu of educational programming for health and healthcare sector learners and conferences housed in the adjacent Cleveland Convention Center.

The newly renamed Global Center for Health Innovation more accurately reflects the purpose and mission of the facility and a natural transition in the business evolution of the Cleveland Medical Mart. The Global Center for Health Innovation is the only facility in the world that displays the future of health and healthcare, the majority of the participating partners have global reach and reputation, and the participating partners will draw international visitors to their spaces within the Global Center.

HIMSS exemplifies the global reach of the facility, as the sector’s leader in health IT with offices around the world in Chicago, Brussels, Singapore, Berlin, and Leipzig.  The Healthcare Technology Showcase, much like the Interoperability Showcases held at HIMSS conferences, will enable solutions providers to work collaboratively instead of competitively to demonstrate and solve real-world healthcare delivery problems. HIMSS joins Cleveland Clinic, GE Healthcare, Johnson Controls, University Hospitals and Philips Healthcare as charter tenants in the Global Center.

February 22, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Harris Corporation to Demonstrate Its Expanded Solution Portfolio and Showcase Marquee Customers at HIMSS12

MELBOURNE, Fla. & WASHINGTON, Feb 14, 2012 – Harris to showcase solution portfolio augmented through acquisition of interoperability and workflow innovator, Carefx.

–Peake Healthcare Innovations, a joint venture of Harris and Johns Hopkins Medicine, debuts cloud-based image management solutions.

–HIMSS12 educational sessions feature Harris customers Cleveland Clinic, Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) and, Catholic Health Initiatives.

Harris Corporation HRS +0.26% , an international communications and information technology company, will showcase its plans for “advancing healthcare” through its expanded solution portfolio at HIMSS12 (Booth 834), February 21-24, 2012, in Las Vegas. The company also is participating in the invitation-only Interoperability Showcase and educational sessions focused on cloud computing, image management and clinical and business analytics.

Since its April 2011 acquisition of interoperability innovator Carefx, Harris has expanded its solution portfolio to include workflow management, business and clinical analytics and provider and patient portals. Paired with Harris’ established expertise in image management, systems integration, managed services and communications, these solutions are enabling providers to achieve the clinical integration required for accountable, value-based care, bundled payment, population health and care collaboration.

“Integrating the people, clinical expertise and technology of Harris and Carefx has positioned us to help providers with clinical integration, care collaboration and stage 2 meaningful use requirements,” said Jim Traficant, president, Harris Healthcare Solutions. “Harris solutions leverage existing technology infrastructure and deliver clinical integration and analytics across disparate data sources, a strategy that offers meaningful, actionable information at the point of decision, enhances clinician adoption, accelerates system deployment, and delivers significant savings over wholesale system replacement.”

Of the more than 2,000 healthcare organizations utilizing Harris solutions, AHCA, Catholic Health Initiatives, Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins Medicine will be featured in the HIMSS12 Interoperability Showcase and a series of educational sessions. Cleveland Clinic, for example, increased net operating income by $35 million a year and added 100,000 appointment slots worth $10 million in net income using solutions now available through Harris. Peake Healthcare Innovations, a joint venture of Harris and Johns Hopkins Medicine, is providing complete managed service solutions from the cloud to assist healthcare providers with the complex challenge of storing and managing medical images and related healthcare information.

Harris’ expanded solution portfolio is being demonstrated in Booth 834, and HIMSS12 attendees can find Harris’ conference activities here, with highlights below:

— “IT Tools for the C-Suite: Driving Strategy with Business Intelligence,” Feb. 22, 2012, 8 – 9:30 a.m. (Invitation Only) featuring Cleveland Clinic and Catholic Health Initiatives. Location: Lower-level Sands, near Hall G, Room 202

— “Florida State Health Information Exchange – Lessons Learned,” Feb. 21, 2012, 11 a.m. — 12 p.m. featuring the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. Location: Lando 4306

— “Taking Medical Imaging into the Cloud,” Feb. 22, 2012, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m., featuring John Hopkins Medicine, Location: Titan 2203

— “Cloud Computing” Feb. 22, 10:45 – 11:15 a.m., John Hopkins Medicine. Location: Booth 13642, Hall G

— “Leveraging Business Intelligence across Your Health System,” Feb. 22, 2012, 2:45 – 3:30 p.m., featuring Cleveland Clinic. Location: Booth 13247, Hall G

— HIMSS12 IHE/ONC Interoperability Showcase: February 21-23, 2012, Booth 11000, Hall G.

For more information or to schedule a private demo while at HIMSS12, visit http://www.harris-is.com/himss12/ .

In healthcare solutions, Harris provides enterprise intelligence solutions and services for government and commercial customers — including systems integration, intelligent infrastructure, interoperability, imaging, and other IT solutions. A leader in federal healthcare IT integration, Harris products, systems and services improve healthcare outcomes by assuring that critical medical and benefits information is delivered with security and privacy to the right person, on the right device, at the point of care.

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $6 billion of annual revenue and about 17,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications(R) products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com .

February 16, 2012 I Written By

HealthTap Announces $11.5M in Series A Funding by Mayfield Fund, Mohr Davidow Ventures and Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors

The Premier Interactive Health network will use funds to manage growth,

scale technology, and add top talent to team

PALO ALTO, Calif. – December 6, 2011 – HealthTap, (www.healthtap.com), the premier Interactive Health Network, announced today that it secured $11.5 million in Series A Funding led by Mayfield Fund, Mohr Davidow Ventures, and Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors. HealthTap will use Series A funds to accelerate growth, recruit top talent, and engage more physicians and patients in the vibrant online HealthTap community.

HealthTap has successfully created a networked environment where anyone can ask any health question online or via a mobile app and quickly receive credible answers from top U.S. physicians across 100 specialties, for free. HealthTap, which launched its new mobile and online services just two months ago, has experienced massive growth with more than 6,000 leading physicians and 500 top healthcare institutions currently participating in the service.

“We are excited to partner with a serial entrepreneur such as Ron Gutman whose passion, track record, and team will help realize HealthTap’s grand vision,” said Mayfield Managing Director, Tim Chang. “HealthTap embodies the powerful consumer Internet trend of moving high-value mainstream offline experiences, such as doctor-patient interactions, to the online world. The company leverages the three key innovation drivers that I’m most excited about: mobile apps that enable new kinds of rich, personalized interactions via smartphone and tablet; gamification that enhances user engagement and retention; and social mechanics, such as expert-based Q&A and reputation graphs, that facilitate deep interest and trust. It’s this kind of fresh thinking that will accelerate the ‘consumerization’ of Healthcare, and re-invigorate an extremely important and valuable industry that has been behind the IT curve and mired in inefficiency for decades.”

All physicians who participate on HealthTap undergo rigorous background checks verifying their medical licenses and good standing. Approved physicians receive a free Virtual Practice from which they can lead the online health conversation, and the creation of quality health content. Through their Virtual Practices, physicians answer user questions, endorse answers written by other physicians, and help people find the best health information, while creating connections for in-person care.

“HealthTap has become the only place online where medical information is trusted both by physicians and by patients alike,” said Ron Gutman, HealthTap’s Founder and CEO. “Doctors interact with one another and rate each other every day based on the quality of their shared medical knowledge and its helpfulness to patients. This revolutionary approach, which we call ‘Trust Sourcing,’ makes it easy for members of the community to find the most reliable health information and the best doctors in town.”

The rapid adoption of HealthTap by physicians and patients in all 50 states has been complemented by growing demand from medical institutions interested in participating in the virtualization of healthcare. In response, HealthTap today opens its doors to all medical institutions to join the more than 500 healthcare groups who have already signed up. From large institutions such as Cleveland Clinic and The Mount Sinai Hospital, to small practices across the nation like Women’s Care of Beverly Hills Medical Group, to individual physician offices such as the one run by Dr. Robert Kwok in Saratoga, California, HealthTap is revolutionizing healthcare by re-invigorating doctor-patient interactions, and by bringing trustworthy, current health information to people anytime, anywhere—for free.

“Patients and doctors alike have long been frustrated by the one-size-fits-all approach to healthcare and the limited opportunities for finding personally relevant health information online,” said Rowan Chapman, Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures. “Ron and his team are successfully addressing the critical need for a source of trusted medical information that allows consumers to interact with doctors online in an efficient and meaningful way. The rapid growth of the HealthTap community coupled with this round of funding is further evidence of the tremendous opportunity at the intersection of web-enabled social networks and more personalized, data-driven healthcare.”

About HealthTap

HealthTap is an Interactive Health Network that connects thousands of North America’s best physicians with users to provide trusted answers to health questions anytime anywhere. HealthTap’s free web and mobile applications enable 24/7 access to personalized, relevant and trusted health information from America’s best licensed physicians, helping people find the best doctors and make better decisions about their health and well-being. HealthTap’s experienced team of engineers and doctors have built health and mobile applications that have served hundreds of millions of people. Based in Palo Alto California, HealthTap is funded by Mayfield Fund, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors, and other prominent Silicon Valley investors. For more information, visit www.healthtap.com.

About Mayfield Fund

Mayfield Fund invests in relationships with entrepreneurs, institutions, and the community to transform bold ideas into industry-leading companies. With $2.7 billion under management, Mayfield invests primarily in early-stage companies in the Enterprise, Consumer, Energytech, and Mobile/Telecom sectors. The firm fosters global entrepreneurship by investing in India-based companies through its Mayfield India fund and in China-based companies directly and with its partner GSR Ventures. Over its 42-year history, the firm has invested in more than 500 companies, resulting in over 100 IPOs and more than 100 mergers or acquisitions. For more information, visit www.mayfield.com.

About Mohr Davidow Ventures

For more than 25 years, the Mohr Davidow team has invested in early stage startups and worked closely with exceptional entrepreneurs to create venture returns by developing and bringing to market new, technology-based ideas, products and services. The firm invests in companies that transform industries whether through better infrastructure for our rapidly evolving data-intensive digital world, more efficient power for our planet, or better, more personalized medicine. The firm has $1.85 billion under management. For more information, visit www.mdv.com.

December 6, 2011 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Nuance and 3M Team to Deliver Next Generation ICD-10-Ready Clinical Documentation Solutions

Leaders in Healthcare IT Break Barriers in Clinical Documentation Improvement and Coding; CLU-Powered, ICD-10-Ready Solutions to Set Industry Standard for Accuracy and Efficiency

Burlington, MA., February 16, 2011 — Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) and 3M Health Information Systems, two leaders in healthcare IT, today announced a broad, strategic partnership in which the companies are working together to deliver a suite of next generation, ICD-10-ready clinical documentation and coding solutions.  As part of the collaboration, the companies will introduce Computer-Assisted Physician Documentation™ (CAPD), technology that will provide breakthrough advancements in clinical document improvement (CDI).  Powered by Nuance’s advanced speech recognition and Clinical Language Understanding (CLU) technologies, and integrating 3M’s extensive CDI content and expertise, the use of CAPD will become a core component to provider organizations’ clinical documentation workflow.

CAPD is designed to accelerate healthcare organizations’ transition to ICD-10, a new medical coding standard that will be mandated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in October 2013.  By combining Nuance’s speech recognition and CLU capabilities with 3M’s experience in developing and implementing ICD-10 coding products and services around the world, the companies will deliver solutions to empower healthcare organizations to create and use high-quality clinical documentation to optimize the accuracy and efficiency of their coding.

“High-quality clinical documentation is a driving force behind clinical, business and compliance decisions.  By transforming healthcare organizations’ clinical data into actionable information, we are delivering a new level of medical intelligence that, in the case of Computer-Assisted Physician Documentation, will not only bring substantial improvements to physician workflow; it also will facilitate more precise and complete coding and more accurate claims,” said Janet Dillione, executive vice president and general manager, Nuance Healthcare.  “The combined capabilities of Nuance and 3M will uniquely enable clinical documentation improvement at the point-of-dictation.  Our shared focus is on helping healthcare organizations create ICD-10-ready clinical documentation that will streamline coding, reimbursement and drive financial performance.”

CAPD will support physicians throughout the entire clinical documentation process, providing instant access to information needed to support documentation decisions.  As part of the CAPD workflow, clinicians will be able to use speech-recognized dictation to document patient encounters in their own words, preserving the unique patient story, while also incorporating relevant structured data.  When necessary, automated prompts will signal physicians for additional information to help improve documentation and to generate sufficient detail for both ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding.  Nuance and 3M customers who utilize Dragon® Medical, eScription® or Dictaphone® Enterprise Speech System will have the option to purchase the new CAPD solution.

“Healthcare reform, changes in reimbursement and quality reporting, and the complex transition to ICD-10 are presenting huge challenges to physicians in how they document the patient episode,” said Jon T. Lindekugel, President, 3M Health Information Systems.  “CAPD from 3M and Nuance is a breakthrough technology that will help physicians capture complete and accurate clinical documentation while saving time and reducing costs. Achieving documentation best practices can have a profound impact on a hospital’s efficiency, quality of care, reputation, and profitability.”

By intelligently determining that all required information is present, specific and clear, including accurate reflection of severity and risk of mortality, CAPD will align clinical documentation from the electronic health record (EHR) with what is coded.  This streamlined process is designed to reduce audit risks and significantly decrease CDI staff inquiries to physicians for more information, enabling more time for patient care.

“Computer-Assisted Physician Documentation is a game-changing advancement to what today the healthcare industry calls Clinical Documentation Improvement or CDI.  The ability to prompt physicians for clinical specificity at the time of documentation is really groundbreaking.  It will streamline workflow for physicians and will eliminate time-consuming and distractive queries after the fact,” said Joan Scully, former Senior Director, Revenue Cycle Management at the Cleveland Clinic and President/CEO of Scully Healthcare Consulting.  “The work that Nuance and 3M have underway is going to significantly simplify the process of creating high-quality clinical documentation.  In turn, these companies will help healthcare organizations ensure appropriate reimbursement, reduce compliance risk and meet the challenges of the upcoming ICD–10 transition.”

As part of the strategic relationship, 3M will also license Nuance’s CLU technology to advance its computer-assisted coding products for inpatient and physician-based coding.  The enhanced technology will streamline coding workflow, improve coder productivity under ICD-10, and support integration of 3M’s market-leading coding technology with its suite of mobile physician software applications.

The Nuance and 3M CAPD offering will be demonstrated at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference and exhibition in Nuance and 3M’s booths (#2744 and #3547), being held in Orlando, Fla., February 20-24.  The companies expect the CAPD solution to be released in the fall of 2011.

3M Health Information Systems

3M Health Information Systems delivers comprehensive software and consulting services to help organizations worldwide improve clinical documentation, quality, and financial performance across the healthcare continuum. 3M offers integrated solutions for medical records coding, ICD-10, dictation and transcription, speech recognition, clinical documentation improvement, quality, and data standardization and vocabularies, effectively meeting the industry’s changing needs. With more than 25 years of healthcare experience and expertise, 3M works as a trusted and stable business partner to provide reliable implementation, training, and support services. www.3Mhis.com

Nuance Healthcare

In the era of Accountable Healthcare, where there is shared responsibility for the quality and cost of patient care, Nuance Healthcare’s portfolio of Medical Intelligence solutions empower healthcare provider organizations, payers and individual physicians worldwide to deliver higher quality care, improve financial performance and enhance compliance efforts.  Nuance Healthcare employs a range of technologies and services as part of its full portfolio – speech recognition, clinical language understanding, decision support, test results management and data analysis.

For additional information on Nuance’s healthcare IT solutions visit: http://www.nuance.com/for-healthcare/index.htm

Clinical Language Understanding (CLU), Driven by Nuance

Nuance’s advancements in CLU empower physicians to document patient encounters and medical decision-making details in their own words via Nuance speech-recognized dictation, while simultaneously extracting key clinical data, including: patient complaints, physician-assessed diagnoses, medication and procedural treatments, and health-related habits.  With CLU healthcare organizations can better use the information captured within disparate medical records to make smarter clinical, business and compliance decisions.

Nuance Communications

Nuance Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with information and how they create, share and use documents. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications. For more information, please visit www.nuance.com .

Trademark reference: Nuance, the Nuance logo, Dragon and Dragon Medical are registered trademarks or trademarks of Nuance Communications, Inc. or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other company names or product names referenced herein may be the property of their respective owners.

Statements in this document regarding Nuance managements’ future expectations, beliefs, goals, plans or prospects constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including statements containing the words “believes,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “expects,” or “estimates” or similar expressions) should also be considered to be forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including: fluctuations in demand for Nuance’s existing and future products; economic conditions in the United States and abroad; the effects of competition, including pricing pressure; possible defects in Nuance’s products and technologies; the ability of Nuance to successfully integrate operations and employees of acquired businesses; the ability to realize anticipated synergies from acquired businesses; and the other factors described in Nuance’s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2010 and Nuance’s quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Nuance disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this document.

February 22, 2011 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.