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Trinity Health Selects Explorys’ Big Data Analytics Platform to Support Clinical Integration and Quality Initiatives

Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) April 29, 2013

Explorys, the leader in big data-driven healthcare transformation, today announced that Trinity Health, the fourth largest Catholic healthcare system (10th largest overall) in the nation, has joined the Explorys Network. Under the terms of this multi-year agreement, Trinity Health will implement the entire suite of Explorys’ cloud-based big data analytics solutions across its 47 acute-care hospitals, 432 outpatient facilities, 33 long-term care facilities, and numerous home health offices and hospice programs spanning ten states in order to continue improving its care of patients, residents and communities. The addition of Trinity Health and the more than 320,000 clinical encounters it delivers annually extends Explorys’ leadership position as the single largest clinical and financial data compilation in the world. The Explorys Network is already comprised of nearly 100 billion clinical, financial, and operational data facts spanning the continuum of care for a network of 14 integrated delivery systems, 200 hospitals, and over 100,000 providers delivering over $45 billion in care annually across the United States. This network empowers Trinity Health with insight into patterns and trends that enable rapid transformation of care.

After reviewing multiple platforms and considering expanding its existing enterprise data warehouse solutions, Trinity Health determined that Explorys’ big data platform could likely support its current clinical integration initiatives and quality-related goals with a flexibility that could likely support future efforts as well. Making patient data available throughout the system is key to Trinity Health’s value-based care initiatives, especially as they relate to improving outcomes, stratifying high-risk populations, predicting opportunities for cost reduction, and designing new pay-for-performance contract models.

“When we began our search for a big data analytics platform, we had three important criteria in mind: functionality, usability, and support for turning real-time data into insights at the point of care,” said Kyle Johnson, MMI, Vice President, Clinical Analytics and Integration Officer, Trinity Health Systems. “Explorys addressed each of these requirements and demonstrated how it could grow and adapt with us as we continue to innovate, continuously improve and stay agile in a dynamic healthcare landscape."

Trinity Health will use the Explorys healthcare platform and applications to aggregate, analyze and benchmark its clinical, pharmaceutical, financial, and operational data across all of its hospitals and ambulatory facilities. This will enable the system to remain competitive in its markets, while supporting key clinical integration initiatives including, Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs), population health, accountable care networks, disease management, and quality-management programs.

“We appreciate the Explorys platform's architectural elements, especially the HADOOP-based framework, machine intelligence-driven data loading, and flexible cloud-based model," said Johnson. "We are looking forward to seeing all it can do to support our plans to increase the value of care and improve outcomes."

“The fact that one of the largest health systems in the country selected our platform over the offerings of other well-established, and much bigger, companies once again demonstrates how the old approach to doing big data simply isn’t going to work in today’s healthcare environment,” said Stephen McHale, CEO, Explorys. “Explorys is excited to partner with Trinity Health and fuse both of our strong IT and informatics teams together to display the benefits healthcare can realize with a deeper insight its valuable data. A big network is just as important as big data. Adding Trinity Health to our nationwide network of leading healthcare organizations, such as Cleveland Clinic, St. Joseph Health System, and Centura Health, creates enormous opportunities for collective insight and delivery that will reshape how healthcare achieves risk and value-based care.”

Trinity Health will be implementing the Explorys Platform and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Application Suite, a set of SaaS-based applications that provide predictive analytics, population management, performance measurement and effective engagement and outreach to patients and providers.

About Trinity Health

Trinity Health is the 10th largest health system and the fourth largest Catholic health care system in the country, by total number of hospitals and total bed count, respectively. Based in Livonia, Mich., Trinity Health operates 47 acute-care hospitals, 432 outpatient facilities, 34 long-term care facilities, and numerous home health offices and hospice programs in 10 states. Trinity Health reports about $9.0 billion in unrestricted revenue. As a not-for-profit health system, Trinity Health reinvests its profits back into the community through programs to serve those who are poor and uninsured, manage chronic conditions like diabetes, health education and promotion initiatives, and outreach for the elderly. In fiscal 2012, this included more than $616 million in such community benefits. For more information about Trinity Health, visit, follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter, or become a fan of the Trinity Health Facebook page at

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 14 major integrated healthcare systems with nearly 100 billion data elements, 31 million patients, 200 hospitals, and over 100,000 providers. For more information, visit

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