CLEVELAND, OH—November 1, 2010—Today Explorys Inc., announced additional agreements with three major health care providers including MetroHealth System, Summa Health System, and University Hospitals health system. Explorys, the leader in Dynamic Data Management for healthcare analytics and outcomes measurement, announced Cleveland Clinic as its first partner in late 2009.
“Expanding our network of participating healthcare providers, particularly within the same competitive region, demonstrates our ability to address the privacy and security needs necessary to foster cooperation between health care providers,” stated Stephen McHale, Explorys CEO. “Now that we have proven that the model can scale, our next objective is to expand nationally.”
Explorys has already curated over a billion clinical records from its participating health care providers into a privacy protected and HIPAA compliant platform for high-speed search and analytics. The company’s product provides a specialized data platform and applications for the healthcare industry that empowers healthcare providers, biotech, and pharmaceutical companies to improve treatment, accelerate research and product development, and enables critical measurement for performance management and drug safety.
“I am very excited as the Explorys platform offers the potential to solve many of the problems we have with traditional observational data”, stated Gregory Powell, manager of global clinical safety and pharmacovigilance at GlaxoSmithKline.
“In addition to creating a network of peers for conducting break-through research, Explorys provides health care providers with a massively scalable and cost effective dynamic data platform that enables them to leverage their expanding medical record data to identify opportunities for improving care and cost of delivery,” stated Explorys President and Chief Technology Officer, Charlie Lougheed.
“Every provider continually looks for ways to improve patient outcomes,” said Greg Kall, senior VP and CIO for Summa Health System. “This platform will allow us to look at a comprehensive patient data set from across the region in new ways to better understand how to improve the health status of the communities we serve.”
“We are very excited to be part of this initiative as we believe it will advance our ability to carry out meaningful clinical research in the future,” said, Dr. Achilles A. Demetriou, President of University Hospitals.
“We are glad to see Explorys expand upon their vision of a connected health care ecosystem,” said Dr. C. Martin Harris is Cleveland Clinic’s Chief Information Officer. “We see this as another strong step towards greater innovation and better delivery of care for the patients we serve.”
Explorys addresses the national strategic imperative to leverage electronic health records (EHR) for the improvement of medicine. We accelerate discovery and enable collaboration between stakeholders in healthcare by providing a platform that serves providers and life sciences – all within a HIPAA compliant, privacy protected environment. For more information, visit http://www.explorys.net.
About Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic, located in Cleveland, Ohio, is a not-for-profit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. It was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. About 2,100 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 11,000 nurses represent 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. In addition to its main campus, Cleveland Clinic operates nine regional hospitals and 15 Family Health Centers in Northeast Ohio, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and opening in 2012, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. In 2009, there were more than 4.6 million visits throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system and 170,000 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 100 countries.
About University Hospitals in Northeast, Ohio
University Hospitals serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of hospitals, outpatient centers and primary care physicians. At the core of our health system is University Hospitals Case Medical Center. The primary affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, University Hospitals Case Medical Center is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research centers of excellence in the nation and the world, including cancer, pediatrics, women’s health, orthopedics and spine, radiology and radiation oncology, neurosurgery and neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, organ transplantation and human genetics. Its main campus includes the internationally celebrated UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, ranked second in the nation for the care of critically ill newborns; UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital, Ohio’s only hospital for women; and UH Ireland Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. For more information, go to www.uhhospitals.org.
About Summa Health System
Summa Health System is one of the largest integrated delivery systems in Ohio. Encompassing a network of hospitals, community health centers, a health plan, a physician-hospital organization, a multi-specialty physician organization, research and multiple foundations, Summa is nationally renowned for excellence in patient care and for exceptional approaches to healthcare delivery. Summa’s clinical services are consistently recognized by HealthGrades, Thomson Reuters, and The Leapfrog Group. Summa also is a founding partner of the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron. For more information, visit www.summahealth.org.
About Metro Health System
MetroHealth is an Academic Health Care System, committed to our Communities by Saving Lives, Restoring Health, Promoting Wellness, and providing Outstanding, Life-long Care Accessible to All. The MetroHealth Foundation is the 501(c)(3) supporting organization for The MetroHealth System that serves as the fiscal agent for charitable gifts to support the institution. For more information, please visit www.metrohealth.org.