MOBILE, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CPSI (NASDAQ: CPSI), a leading provider of health information systems and services, and its wholly owned subsidiary, TruBridge, today announced that they are leveraging IBM technology to develop and deliver predictive analytics to rural and community hospitals.
As part of the collaboration, the companies will focus on an initial ten hospital case study examining readmission risk. Using IBM’s SPSS Modeler, data aggregated from the participating hospitals will be analyzed to provide predictive analysis of readmission risk factors associated with a patient population. By identifying patients with a higher probability for readmission, caregivers can proactively address risk factors associated with those patients thereby reducing the likelihood of a subsequent readmission.
“The readmission risk analysis project is an important proof of concept, but only a first step,” said Boyd Douglas, President and Chief Executive Officer of CPSI. “Our collaboration with IBM gives us the tools necessary to leverage big data aggregated and curated from across our client base. The opportunities to manage population health and ultimately improve patient outcomes based on the use of predictive analytics are enormous.”
Predictive analytics can also be applied to other areas of hospital operations such as revenue cycle management to identify opportunities and develop best practices.
“White County Medical Center is excited to be participating in CPSI’s initial big data project,” said Stuart Hill, Chief Financial Officer of White County Medical Center, a 245 bed facility in Searcy, AR. “We believe our ability to successfully manage all aspects of population health will be of vital importance in the near future. Not only will we be able to utilize predictive data from CPSI in this effort, but we will also draw on TruBridge’s Consulting Services expertise in helping us identify risks as well as opportunities.”
“We are very pleased our healthcare IT partner is making this investment in predictive analytics and pursuing big data technologies,” said Shawn Kammerud, Chief Information Officer of Osceola Medical Center, a 25 bed critical access hospital in Osceola, WI. “This venture will provide us with a great opportunity to use our data in concert with that of other hospitals to generate better quality and more actionable information than we could depending solely on our own data. We see the use of predictive analytics as a strategic necessity for our hospital going forward.”
“We understand that providing quality care in today’s world of cost containment and diminishing reimbursements is a huge challenge for all hospitals,” said Douglas. “However we also believe rural and community hospitals are disproportionately affected by these factors. We are confident our ability to deliver predictive analytics drawn from big data that is specific to rural and community hospitals can provide them tools that will have a positive impact on ensuring the long term sustainability of rural and community healthcare.”
“Big data and analytics are transforming industries and professions,” said Alistair Rennie, General Manager, Business Analytics, IBM. “We’re pleased to be working with CPSI to apply predictive analytics to help community hospitals identify and address the many operational and financial opportunities to improve healthcare.”
CPSI is a leading provider of healthcare information solutions for community hospitals with over 650 client hospitals in 45 states and the District of Columbia. Founded in 1979, the Company is a single-source vendor providing comprehensive software and hardware products, complemented by complete installation services and extensive support. Its fully integrated, enterprise-wide system automates clinical and financial data management in each of the primary functional areas of a hospital. CPSI’s staff of over 1,400 technical, healthcare, medical and business professionals provides system implementation and continuing support services as part of a comprehensive program designed to respond to clients’ information needs in a constantly changing healthcare environment. For more information, visit www.cpsinet.com.
About TruBridge, LLC
TruBridge has its roots in CPSI, a leading provider of electronic medical record (EMR) systems. Today, it is a separate company focused exclusively on providing business office, consulting and managed IT services. TruBridge brings 30 years of expertise in delivering effective solutions created for the unique challenges faced by rural and community healthcare organizations. For more information, visit www.trubridge.net.
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