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Inspirata Acquires Health Analytics Company, Caradigm; Plans to Use its Award-Winning Platform to Accelerate Development of its Cancer Information Data Trust

Inspirata will continue to evolve Caradigm’s population health management solutions and support existing customers, and has aggressive plans to create new customers in this space.

Redmond, WA, June 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cancer informatics and digital pathology workflow solution provider Inspirata®, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Redmond, WA-based Caradigm from GE Healthcare.

The company’s award-winning Caradigm Intelligence Platform (CIP) and population health management software portfolio spans data control; healthcare analytics; and care coordination and engagement across the entire healthcare enterprise, including large integrated delivery networks, accountable care organizations, clinically integrated networks, academic medical centers and community hospital networks.

“Caradigm has built a highly regarded, industry-proven big data health analytics platform,” says Inspirata CEO Satish Sanan. “Our goal is to leverage the core strengths of this platform to accelerate our Cancer Information Data Trust (CIDT) development. The CIDT will address key trends in oncology care providing important new insights for clinicians, researchers, drug discovery and cancer center operations. In addition to this, Caradigm’s strong population health product set and experienced team will have Inspirata’s specialized focus and attention to promote long-term sustainability, growth and innovation as we redouble our focus on delivering superior value to all customers.”

“We are confident that Inspirata will be able to provide the intense focus and vision needed for growth through key investments in technology, infrastructure and people to energize the Caradigm software portfolio to better enable us to serve customers’ evolving needs,” says Caradigm President and CEO Neal Singh. “The healthcare ecosystem is in dire need of change. With Inspirata, Caradigm can bring that change for providers and advance the health of the patients they serve.”

Caradigm provides an open and a flexible platform that builds a data foundation to meet the evolving demands of a dynamic healthcare environment. Caradigm Intelligence Platform aggregates data across clinical, social, operational and financial sources from disparate source systems – electronic health records, billing systems, payers, claims, pharmacy systems, labs and HIEs, coupled with the need for timely information at the point of care to address a longstanding challenge for healthcare organizations. Caradigm also provides a suite of applications for improving the patient experience of care, improving the health of populations and reducing the per capita cost of healthcare. Caradigm population health solutions enable providers to deliver the appropriate care to patients through effective coordination and patient engagement, improving outcomes and financial results.

About Inspirata, Inc.

Inspirata®, Inc. provides oncology diagnostics workflow solutions that span digital pathology; diagnostic and predictive assays; and precision medicine. It also offers cancer informatics workflows that, in combination with its natural language processing and artificial intelligence algorithms structures unstructured case files and clinician notes to provide key insights for clinical and operational activities as well as cancer reporting. Inspirata’s flagship solution is its Cancer Information Data Trust (CIDT) that generates a longitudinal view of oncology patients—from diagnosis, through treatments and therapies, to outcomes. The CIDT has extensive applications in clinical decision support, research, education, drug discovery and clinical trials enrollment. Its use will extend to physicians, patients, researchers, pharma and others. For more information, please visit www.inspirata.com or contact info@inspirata.com.

About Caradigm

Until its acquisition by Inspirata today, Caradigm was a GE Healthcare Company offering intelligent healthcare analytics and population health management solutions. Caradigm is dedicated to improving patient care, advancing the health of populations and reducing healthcare costs. Its enterprise software portfolio encompasses all capabilities critical to delivering effective population health management, including data control; healthcare analytics; and care coordination and engagement. Caradigm’s customers include large integrated delivery networks, accountable care organizations, clinically integrated networks, academic medical centers, and community hospital networks. Based in Redmond, WA, Caradigm received the Frost & Sullivan 2017 North American Health IT Value-Based Care Management Product Leadership Award. For more information, visit our website.

June 13, 2018 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 5 blogs containing over 11,000 articles with John having written over 5500 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 18 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.

Orion Health and Caradigm Expand Partnership to Deliver Integrated Health Information Exchange, Intelligence Platform and Applications

Extensible, end-to-end solution will help healthcare communities use data to gain insight
and transform care

Bellevue, Wash. and Santa Monica, CA – March 27, 2013Caradigm, a Microsoft and GE Healthcare company, and Orion Health, a global leader in eHealth technology and interoperability, today announced they have expanded their alliance agreement to integrate Orion Health’s market-leading Health Information Exchange (HIE) solution with the Caradigm Intelligence Platform (CIP) and ecosystem of applications, which will allow healthcare communities to more rapidly address today’s most complex challenges—including new models of care delivery and payment, population health management and patient engagement—while also helping to reduce costs and increase revenue.

The companies’ integrated, end-to-end solution will offer healthcare organizations the ability to move beyond simple data exchange by using near real-time data aggregated from disparate systems across the healthcare community to rapidly gain insight about patients, populations, performance and outcomes. These insights can be used to identify opportunities and steps to help healthcare organizations improve care for patients and populations across the community.

Healthcare organizations also will be able to use the aggregated data in a wide range of CIP-powered applications developed to target challenges related to population health management, revenue and cost optimization, and healthcare quality improvement. For example, the ecosystem of applications developed by Caradigm and industry partners helps healthcare organizations improve patient engagement, reduce avoidable costs like readmissions, drive quality improvement across populations, and manage new payment and care delivery models, such as accountable care and pay for performance.

Orion Health will expand the Caradigm application ecosystem by developing new applications for the Caradigm Intelligence Platform that take advantage of the extensive data available through Orion Health HIE. These new applications will be aimed at addressing customer needs in the areas of decision support, quality improvement and metrics, and population health management.

Under the new agreement, Orion Health also will act as a referral partner for the Caradigm Intelligence Platform and the integrated solution in the U.S., and as a reseller and services provider for CIP and the Caradigm Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions in certain territories outside of the U.S. The IAM suite includes Caradigm Provisioning, Caradigm Single Sign-On and Caradigm Context Management, products designed to accelerate caregiver access to the right patient data across multiple applications, helping organizations improve patient safety, reduce errors and spend more time with patients.  Caradigm will resell Orion Health HIE under the Caradigm brand and promote the integrated solution to health systems in the U.S.

“We’re excited to partner with Orion Health to address the escalating needs of healthcare organizations worldwide with a new generation of interoperability solutions,” said Caradigm CEO Michael Simpson. “As health systems everywhere search for better answers to quality, cost, revenue and population health management, we expect our partnership to deliver significant value to our customers and strong growth for both of our companies.”

“Orion Health HIE is one of the most widely deployed HIEs in the world, linking hundreds of facilities, used by hundreds of thousands of end users, and caring for a population of millions of lives. We look forward to offering our mutual expertise to healthcare organizations worldwide,” said Paul Viskovich, president, Orion Health North America. “Combined with the Caradigm Intelligence Platform’s powerful framework for robust applications, this expanded partnership creates a new generation of solutions that make it easier to aggregate and analyze data to improve care.”

“Platform as a service will increasingly play a role in the health information exchange market as vendors add value-added services, such as analytics, care management and consumer engagement tools,” said Lynne Dunbrack, program director, Connected Health IT Strategies at IDC Health Insights. “This will be especially evident as HIE vendors build out their technology portfolios to target the burgeoning accountable care market and update solution offerings for healthcare providers that are building out their ACO capabilities.”

About Orion Health Inc.

Founded in 1993 in Auckland, New Zealand, Orion Health is the only global, independently owned eHealth technology company. With an inherent ability to interconnect a wide variety of healthcare information systems, Orion Health has become the world’s leading provider of health information exchange (HIE) and healthcare integration solutions. Orion Health has extensive experience in the design and installation of complex systems within demanding healthcare environments. Today, Orion Health products and solutions are implemented in more than 30 countries, used by hundreds of thousands of clinicians, and help facilitate care for tens of millions of patients. Clinicians, provider facilities and OEM partners rely on Orion Health to facilitate data exchange between hospitals, health systems, HIEs, and affiliated providers and medical devices, resulting in improved care coordination, increased cost savings and efficiencies, and enhanced quality of care.

In the U.S., Orion Health™ HIE provides the technology backbone for commercial, state and regional HIEs across the country. Orion Health Rhapsody® Integration Engine is used by nearly all state and local health departments for public health reporting. Customers include Catholic Health Initiatives, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Beacon Community of the Inland Northwest, North Carolina HIE, Geisinger Health System, Inland Empire HIE, Kaiser Permanente, Lahey Clinic, Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Maine HealthInfoNet, Massachusetts Health Information Highway, New Hampshire Health Information Organization and St. Vincent’s HealthCare. For more information, visit www.orionhealth.com.  Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

About Caradigm

Formed by GE Healthcare and Microsoft Corp. in June 2012, Caradigm is a 50–50 joint venture focused on enabling health systems and payers to drive continuous improvements in care. Caradigm software helps healthcare professionals across care settings to use data to gain critical insights, collaborate with each other and with patients, and to develop and implement innovative care solutions. Caradigm products—and applications built by partners to extend these products—give clinicians, administrators and finance teams timely access to key information, helping them to take steps to solve some of healthcare’s biggest challenges, including chronic disease management, preventable hospital readmissions and hospital acquired conditions, and to advance integrated, accountable care. Caradigm is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash. For more information about the company, visit http://www.caradigm.com.

April 8, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 5 blogs containing over 11,000 articles with John having written over 5500 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 18 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.

GE Healthcare Announces Development of New Applications for Caradigm Intelligence Platform

GE Healthcare will demonstrate application prototypes in Caradigm booth at HIMSS 2013 Conference

NEW ORLEANS – March 4, 2013 – At the HIMSS 2013 Conference and Exhibition today, GE Healthcare announced it is developing two new applications for the Caradigm Intelligence Platform.  With these new applications, healthcare organizations will be able to gain near real-time visibility into the operations of their emergency rooms and their bed management processes, thus enabling these organizations to better utilize their resources to improve the quality of care delivery while reducing cost.

GE Healthcare will demonstrate prototypes of these new applications in the Caradigm booth at the HIMSS 2013 Conference.  The two applications that GE Healthcare is developing for the Caradigm Intelligence Platform are:

GE Healthcare Guided Analytics– An application that combines data visualization with domain expertise to help healthcare organizations analyze and manage emergency department visits.  By providing situational awareness and identifying causal factors, Guided Analytics reveals insights that can be used to improve care transitions and care delivery effectiveness.

GE Healthcare AutoBedAn operations decision support application that helps optimize in-patient bed assignments so that resources are used most efficiently and effectively.   Driven by a sophisticated yet customizable many-to-many optimization algorithm, the application helps bed managers assign the right bed to the right patient at the right time.  

Commercial availability for these two applications will be announced at a later date.

Caradigm is a 50-50 joint venture formed by GE Healthcare and Microsoft Corp. in June 2012.   The Caradigm Intelligence Platform is a flexible, cloud-based solution designed to help healthcare organizations improve quality, optimize revenue and cost, and manage population health through the use of near real-time data.  

“When we formed Caradigm last year, we had a vision of leveraging strong technology and deep healthcare expertise to drive systemic change for healthcare,” said Jan De Witte, president and CEO of GE Healthcare IT and Performance Solutions, and a member of Caradigm’s Board of Directors.  “Our development of these two applications is a strong statement of GE Healthcare’s commitment to make Caradigm successful.  We expect many other vendors in the healthcare industry to follow our lead and develop applications that leverage the powerful capabilities of the Caradigm Intelligence Platform.”  

The Caradigm Intelligence Platform and select applications are available now, with additional applications expected to become available beginning summer 2013.

At booth 1323, Caradigm is also demonstrating the full complement of its integrated health IT solutions including:

·        Caradigm Health Information Exchange – a secure, standards-based infrastructure that connects clinical data from disparate systems to provide near real-time access to comprehensive patient records at the point of care, helping support decisions, drive greater productivity, reduce redundancy and optimize outcomes.

·        Caradigm’s comprehensive suite of Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions for healthcare is designed to help providers manage the complete lifecycle of user access to applications and data—enabling caregivers to stay focused on patients rather than technology, improving the workload and efficiency of IT and security professionals, and helping the organization to improve patient safety and more easily comply with security and privacy regulations.

“Our solutions address the full spectrum of needs for organizations striving to achieve integrated, accountable care,” said Brandon Savage, Chief Medical Officer, Caradigm. “This means not just connecting data across boundaries but allowing extended care teams to collaborate effectively across the continuum to improve the outcomes of individual patients and populations.”

About GE Healthcare
GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services to meet the demand for increased access, enhanced quality and more affordable healthcare around the world.  GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter – great people and technologies taking on tough challenges. From medical imaging, software & IT, patient monitoring and diagnostics to drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies and performance improvement solutions, GE Healthcare helps medical professionals deliver great healthcare to their patients.

March 4, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 5 blogs containing over 11,000 articles with John having written over 5500 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 18 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.

et Real Health Proud to Partner with Caradigm on New Cloud-based Platform and Applications

Rockville, Maryland — Get Real Health is proud to announce a formalized and updated partnership with Caradigm, the joint venture between GE Healthcare and Microsoft, at the HIMSS13 annual meeting in New Orleans. This partnership brings an integrated offering to Caradigm customers that includes Get Real Health’s award-winning InstantPHR™ comprehensive patient engagement platform with the Caradigm Intelligence Platform (CIP), the next generation of Amalga. Caradigm’s flexible, cloud-based intelligence platform and applications help healthcare organizations improve care quality, optimize revenue and cost, and manage population health through the use of near real-time data.

Get Real Health’s InstantPHR™ is one of the applications that runs on the Caradigm Intelligence Platform, specifically to target population health management. InstantPHR™ provides a comprehensive patient engagement application designed to help healthcare providers reduce non-reimbursable readmissions by improving patient care treatment compliance and provide a means to track patient health metrics.

“I continue to be impressed with Caradigm’s team, their products and their healthcare management vision,” said Get Real Health CEO Mark Heaney. “I see our relationship not only as an extremely valuable asset, but as an opportunity to leverage our synergies and amplify our companies’ effectiveness in improving the healthcare system for all stakeholders.”

Toward that end, the Caradigm Intelligence Platform represents the next generation of its Amalga product. This new iteration introduces features designed to help organizations rapidly address big challenges, such as readmissions, clinical surveillance or Meaningful Use, while lowering the total cost of ownership.

Moreover, CIP offers a host of benefits that, with its inclusion of InstantPHR™, make it an especially powerful solution — enabling patient-directed care plans, tailored patient educational resources, alerts and reminders, health journaling, secured messaging, plus data sharing with family members and other caregivers. Designed to fit active, multiple-device lifestyles, these capabilities are available to patients and healthcare providers on all PC and mobile browsers.

“The Caradigm Intelligence Platform is designed to accelerate the delivery of new applications that solve tough and pervasive problems facing the industry,” said Brandon Savage, Chief Medical Officer, Caradigm. “Get Real’s InstantPHR product is an example of this innovation and will help providers more easily connect with patients and improve their experience while meeting Meaningful Use objectives for patient engagement.”

The Caradigm Intelligence Platform—along with Get Real Health’s InstantPHR™ product—will be demonstrated at booth #1323 during HIMSS 2013 in New Orleans. The Platform and select applications (including Get Real Health’s InstantPHR™) are commercially available immediately.

About Caradigm

Formed by GE Healthcare and Microsoft Corp. in June 2012, Caradigm is a 50–50 joint venture focused on enabling health systems and payers to drive continuous improvements in care. Caradigm software helps healthcare professionals across care settings to use data to gain critical insights, collaborate with each other and with patients, and to develop and implement innovative care solutions. Caradigm products—and applications built by partners to extend these products—give clinicians, administrators and finance teams timely access to key information, helping them to take steps to solve some of healthcare’s biggest challenges, including chronic disease management, preventable hospital readmissions and hospital acquired conditions, and to advance integrated, accountable care. Caradigm is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash. For more information about the company, visit http://www.caradigm.com.

About Get Real Health

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, Get Real Health is an award-winning global health technology pioneer. We specialize in developing consumer healthcare solutions, personal health record application development, and connected health consulting. A Microsoft Technology Partner, Get Real has a diverse global customer base and is at the forefront of web and mobile-based health technology innovation. Visit: www.getrealhealth.com.

March 1, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 5 blogs containing over 11,000 articles with John having written over 5500 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 18 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.