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CHA Poised to Expand Its Unique Ability to Deliver Analytics Integrated with Clinical Workflows to Improve Outcomes and Decrease Time Spent in Chart

BWW News Desk
March 14, 2019

The promise of harnessing data for predictive actionable analytics that assist doctors and nurses at the point of care has been in the air for a decade or more but few hospitals have been able to make it practical While the federallymandated use of electronic medical record EMR systems has been largely completed adapting these systems in a way that clinicians can actually access and leverage the data has been much more elusivedespite the efforts of some of the biggest players in the industry Furthermore a major complaint of caregivers is the amount of time they spend in EMRs inputting and searching for patient data resulting in widespread physician burnout pblockquotep idpullquotepblockquote p One company in Massachusetts has been quietly working to change the tide on this trend and with the recent hiring of a new growthfocused president theyre poised to make a bigger impact nationwide p p Clinical Healthcare AnalyticsCHA has added veteran startup leader Jerry Baker to their team as president marking a transition from a wellkept secret phase to their next stage of growth p p Bringing someone with Jerrys experience and network into CHA is a powerful statement about where were now taking our company explains CEO Andrew Splitz Over the past 2 years weve been working to solidify our approach and build a portfolio of proven implementations among some demanding hospital clients With Jerrys arrival we are putting the healthcare IT world on notice that were ready to make a much larger impact p p Baker joins CHA with a 25year track record at a succession of angel venturebacked and iFortune 100i companies He held CEO and leadership roles at InfoX acquired by 3M and MRO Corporation a medical records information management company He was CEO at Halfpenny Technologies a laboratory IT company where he led a SeriesA Growth Capital Round of 67M Baker has also had corporate positions with Baxter International First Data Corporation and 3M p p Regarding his new role with CHA Baker says I am very excited about the prospect of moving CHAs proven approach to clinical analytics and workflows to a much larger stage For nearly two years now this team has been demonstrating unprecedented success in bringing predictive analytics to the real worldserving about 40 hospitalists case managers and nursing managersand demonstrating a significant impact on measures like preventing sepsis diagnosing acute kidney injury and alcohol withdrawalharnessing latent data that has tremendous potential for impacting both clinical and financial outcomes p p CHAs approach to frontline analytics uniquely delivers realtime visualization of critical data in a manner that timestressed clinicians can easily incorporate into their workflow At one site physicians are reporting a 20 decrease in time spent in patient charts The visualizations provide a tool for impacting perennially troubling issues for healthcare organizations and early users are reporting improvements in outcomes revenue andimportantlyphysician satisfaction p p This smallbutmighty team has done what many larger players in healthcare IT have yet to do Baker says And I am looking forward to scaling this success by bringing in the financial resources and national leadership perspective they need to rollout the companys abilities to a much larger audience Our industry is very eager to see this vision finally being implemented p p Over his career todate Baker raised over 14M in growth capital has been recognized by the iInc 500i Deloitte and Touche iFast 500i and MidAtlantic Venture Summit iTop 100i He has participated on the Boards of Directors of seven companies including Lifepoint Informatics HSI Health and as Chairman of Brandywine Airport in West Chester PA He has served as an advisor for Panasonic Corporation Medivo iWT Health Spreo and others p p Prior to his private sector career Baker was a Captain in the United States Marine Corps serving 5 years active duty and 5 years reserves In 2016 he was awarded the Semper Fidelis Award whichrecognizes individuals whose service to our Nation exemplifies the Marine Corps motto to remain Always FaithfulPast recipients include President Gerald Ford Walter Cronkite The Honorable Donald Rumsfeld H Ross Perot George Steinbrenner and President George W Bush p p About Clinical Healthcare AnalyticsCHAbriCHA is home to one of the only teams demonstrating realworld success in introducing powerful analytics at the point of clinical care The CHA Foundation Suite is a leap forward in leveraging an organizations EMR to deliver criticaland actionableinformation at pointofcare CHA is finally delivering on a longpromised vision for improved clinical care and optimized case management through timely analyticsi p p p pimg referrerpolicyunsafeurl alt srchttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidbwnewsampsty20190314005776r1ampsidweb02ampdistronxamplangen stylewidth0height0span classbwct31415p

SOURCE: BUSINESS WIRE. ©2015 Business Wire

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