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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

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

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Legacy Health Selects Explorys as its Healthcare Big Data Platform for Value-Based Care Initiatives

Explorys, an innovator of cloud-computing platform solutions for leveraging big data in healthcare, announced today that Legacy Health, one of Oregon’s premier multi-hospital health systems, has selected Explorys to power the healthcare system’s enterprise and community-wide value–based care initiatives, including its flagship patient centered medical home (PCMH) program and to support its participation in the Cigna ACO launched in the region.  This news is great example of how provider organizations are starting to use the kind of powerful big data tools prevalent in other industries to figure out how to make initiatives like PCMH and ACO successful.  In this case, Legacy is using a cloud-based approach – which has a lot of benefits over the more traditional build a giant data warehouse approach – to aggregate and analyze not just their own data, but also data from partners like Cigna.

Explorys’ Cloud-Based Analytics Platform to Enhance Quality and Cost Performance at Legacy Health; Tool Will Combine and Analyze Data from Multiple Sources for Holistic View of Patient and Improved Care Coordination

Cleveland, OH, November 5, 2012 — Explorys, the leader in cloud-based big data solutions for healthcare, announced today that Legacy Health, one of Oregon’s premier multi-hospital health systems, has selected the Explorys Platform and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) applications to power the healthcare system’s enterprise and community-wide value-based care initiatives, including its flagship patient centered medical home (PCMH) program.  The Explorys solution will also play a key role in helping the organization to better understand quality and cost performance as it joins Cigna’s (NYSE: CI) new collaborative accountable care (ACO) program that was recently expanded into Oregon.

Legacy Health has been on the forefront of implementing new models of care.  Since 2007, Legacy Health has been implementing the PCMH model across their primary care practices.  Legacy Health is shifting to a holistic, coordinated approach to deliver quality care for the patients they serve.  “Taking our patient-centered care model to the next level will require more efficient, holistic visibility to the analytic information that is essential for improving coordinated care for all of the patients we serve,” said Kelley Aurand, DO, Legacy Health Medical Director of the Health Home. “Building on our very successful implementation of an electronic health record, we generate huge volume of clinical data that we can mine for better population health.”

“Legacy Health sought a data solution that would help us take the next steps in health care transformation,” said John Kenagy, PhD, Legacy Health’s senior vice president and CIO. “We need to be able to aggregate, analyze, and explore our clinical and operational data across our delivery system. As we become increasingly accountable for the long-term health of our patients, we will be analyzing data for patient quality and clinical effectiveness.”

The Explorys Platform supports a series of independent software-as-a-service applications for data exploration, population management, performance measurement, and patient outreach. Explorys analytics and informatics services provide prescriptive solutions that combine technology and process to deliver more effective care.  “It is obvious that Legacy Health is committed to the improvement of patient experience, the quality of care that is delivered, and lowering the cost of care to the populations they serve.  We are excited about the opportunity to partner with them as a foundational component of their population health management strategy to meet these needs now and in the future,” stated Sarah Mihalik, VP of Client Services, Explorys.

About Legacy Health

Legacy Health is an Oregon-based, not-for-profit, tax-exempt corporation comprising five full-service hospitals, a children’s hospital, and more than 50 clinics.  Within these award-winning facilities, Legacy offers an integrated network of health care services – acute and critical care, inpatient and outpatient treatment, community health education and a variety of specialty services.
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About Explorys

Founded in 2009, Explorys provides the first secure cloud-computing Enterprise Performance Management Platform for Healthcare powered by BIG DATA. The rising costs of healthcare and the need for better outcomes are driving leading healthcare providers to more effectively leverage their data to improve quality, patient satisfaction, and support Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and Accountable Care (ACO) models. Adopted by 13 major integrated healthcare systems 19 million cared-for-lives, 118 hospitals, and thousands of providers and ambulatory venues, Explorys is the leading healthcare BIG DATA platform in the United States.
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