Caradigm Cloud-based Platform and Applications

Caradigm Intelligence Platform, the next generation of Amalga, designed for lower total cost of ownership, rapid industry innovation, enhanced connectivity and data analytics

NEW ORLEANS – March 4, 2013 – At the HIMSS 2013 Conference and Exhibition held here, Caradigm today announced a flexible, cloud-based platform and applications designed to help healthcare organizations optimize quality, costs, revenue and population health through the use of near real-time data. The Caradigm Intelligence Platform—and new applications from Caradigm and industry partners—will be demonstrated at booth #1323 throughout the conference. Caradigm is a 50-50 joint venture formed by GE Healthcare and Microsoft Corp. in June 2012.

“We’re excited to bring a new type of solution to market that focuses squarely on the population health challenges facing healthcare organizations nationwide and beyond,” said Michael Simpson, CEO of Caradigm. “The Caradigm Intelligence Platform allows health systems to turn their enormous volumes of data into a strategic asset to drive breakthroughs in the quality, economics and coordination of care. The platform also serves as the catalyst for new data-driven applications that can solve tough healthcare problems as they emerge.”

The cloud-based Caradigm Intelligence Platform aggregates clinical, financial and operational data from multiple systems into problem-specific population summaries, helping providers gain insight about individual patients, populations and performance, and to more easily make changes to improve care and outcomes. Applications developed to run on the platform use the aggregated data to help organizations address challenges related to quality improvement, population health management, and revenue and cost optimization.

Caradigm Intelligence Platform, the Next Generation of Amalga

The Caradigm Intelligence Platform represents the next generation of Amalga and introduces several features designed to help healthcare organizations lower the total cost of ownership and realize incremental value more rapidly. Select platform features and benefits include:

UW Medicine Early Adopter of the Caradigm Intelligence Platform

“UW Medicine has been using Amalga as a strategic data repository to help improve the quality of care across the health system,” said Peter Tarczy-Hornoch, Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education at UW Medicine. “Caradigm Intelligence Platform, the new version of Amalga, will allow us to more easily meet the large and growing demand for analytics and reports using the vast amounts of clinical and financial data we have throughout the organization.”

UW Medicine currently uses Amalga to analyze data pulled from approximately 50 core systems, including Epic Clarity enterprise data warehouse, and generate more than 500 reports spanning clinical quality improvement, compliance and operations. Amalga is the only system in use by UW Medicine that enables the medical center to aggregate and analyze data from multiple clinical and financial systems. UW Medicine is testing the Caradigm Intelligence Platform in use cases related to MRSA infection tracking and HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems).

New Healthcare Applications from Caradigm and Partners

Based on experiences with hundreds of hospitals worldwide, and in collaboration with industry partners CitiusTech, GE Performance Solutions, Get Real Health, and Partners Consulting, Inc., Caradigm is introducing several new applications that run on the Caradigm Intelligence Platform and target healthcare quality improvement, population health, and revenue and cost optimization, including:

Population Health Management

Revenue and Cost Optimization

Healthcare Quality Improvement

The Caradigm Intelligence Platform and select applications are available now, with additional applications becoming available in the second half of 2013.

About Caradigm

Caradigm is an award-winning population health company 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; care coordination and management; and wellness and patient engagement.

Caradigm’s 200+ customers include Greenville Health System, Billings Clinic and Virtua and other large integrated delivery networks, ACOs, academic medical centers, government facilities and community hospitals. Caradigm solutions are operating in more than 1500 hospitals worldwide, and connect to about 500 customer systems and to data for more than 175 million patients. In addition, its identity and access management solutions are employed daily by over 1.2 million users, ensuring patient privacy and security by safeguarding access to patient health information.

Based in Bellevue, WA, Caradigm has been recognized as one of Healthcare Informatics’ Top 100 vendors.

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