SAINT LOUIS (Oct. 19, 2012) – Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT), a leading information technology consulting firm serving Global 2000 and other large enterprise customers throughout North America, has experienced tremendous, ongoing growth within its healthcare practice, delivering Big Data and analytics solutions to help organizations better address industry challenges head on. In an industry where competitive pressures and regulatory demands are intense, information becomes a critical business asset. Healthcare organizations are addressing questions, including – “what do we do with all this data?”
“Every enterprise today is seeing a massive influx of data. The most successful enterprises are those that can take the data, and turn it into meaningful, actionable information,” said John Jenkins, vice president of Perficient’s IBM Business Group. “By having the ability to recognize trends and patterns, healthcare organizations can anticipate business challenges, identify risks and take action to mitigate them, and positively shape business outcomes while improving patient care.”
As an IBM Premier Business Partner, Perficient has built an IBM Industry Authorized practice to deliver both strategic consulting and advanced technology solutions for top provider, payer, life science and government healthcare organizations. By implementing the right information technology solution, organizations create more innovative business processes and services like healthcare portal collaboration, focused business intelligence and analytics applications, and an enterprise health information exchange ecosystem that help modernize, simplify and integrate healthcare systems.
“Perficient’s information technology solutions help health providers and insurers better leverage their information resources to successfully address industry challenges,” continued Jenkins. “Through our work with IBM, we have successfully helped our clients implement solutions that have the ability to bring the right information to the right person at the right time, driving smarter business decisions.”
Meet a Perficient Healthcare Client Taking Action
Perficient healthcare client – Premier healthcare alliance – has taken steps to address these challenges by implementing solutions utilizing IBM’s portal and enterprise social networking software, and business analytics and Big Data technologies.
Premier healthcare alliance, a provider-owned performance improvement alliance of more than 2,700 U.S. hospitals and 90,000-plus other healthcare sites, maintains the nation’s largest clinical, financial and outcomes database. It contains information on 1 in every 4 patient discharges, 2.5 million real-time clinical transactions a day and close to $43 billion in annual purchasing data.
In partnership with Perficient and IBM, Premier is developing solutions that offer social business capabilities and data analytics to help health systems improve quality while safely reducing cost. To support alliance members, Premier is streamlining its analytic infrastructure while simultaneously adding new social business capabilities that connect providers across the nation with social networking communities, research, and healthcare applications that provide information on comparable quality, safety and cost data.
“In an era of rapid changes in healthcare delivery and reimbursement models, providers realize they need to fundamentally transform the way they manage their organizations,” said Denise Hatzidakis, Premier’s chief technology officer. “Providing a social networking business component allows Premier members to collaborate in an environment that helps them filter through the overflow of information they receive. Healthcare knowledge spreads more quickly, resulting in faster adoption of the very best clinical practices. This ultimately results in lower costs and better patient outcomes.”
Witness Perficient’s Expertise at IOD 2012
Both Perficient and Premier will be present at IBM’s Information On Demand 2012 conference. IOD is one of the largest global technical expos held by IBM that focuses on Big Data and analytics, and will be held Oct. 21 -25 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
During the conference, experts from Premier will present their healthcare IT thought leadership during the following sessions:
- Premier’s Vice President Keith Figlioi will serve as a panelist during “Information Management in the New Era of Computing.”
- Premier’s Chief Technology Officer Denise Hatzidakis will present “Managing Population Health with Integrated Information.”
Perficient will serve as a Gold Sponsor of IBM’s IOD 2012. As a Gold Sponsor, Perficient experts will be on hand in Booth G810 to discuss how companies can address the “influx of data” challenge through the use of IBM Big Data and Business Analytics technologies, including healthcare enterprise data warehouse and analytics dashboards, and Retail Pathways Analytics solutions for specialty retailers and restaurants.
In addition, Perficient clients Chickasaw Nation, Jabil and Macaroni Grill will present at IOD and will demonstrate business intelligence and social business capabilities in the following sessions:
- “Finance Transformation at Jabil: IBM Cognos TM1 + IBM Cognos Business Intelligence”
Session: BBI-1946A takes place on Monday, Oct. 22, from 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. at the Mandalay Bay South Convention Center - Mandalay Bay B.
- “Macaroni Grill - Optimizing Retail: The Evolving Culture of Retail Analytics”
Session ID 3808A takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. at the Mandalay Bay South Convention Center - South Seas D.
- “Chickasaw Nation: Agility, Savings, Speed with Business Analytics by Design, on Power Systems”
Session 4181A takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. at the Mandalay Bay South Convention Center – Banyan A.
Find Out More!
For more information on Perficient’s information management and analytics expertise utilizing IBM technologies, including Enterprise Content Management, Business Intelligence, Enterprise Performance Management, Master Data Management, and Financial Performance Management, visit www.perficient.com/partners/IBM.
For updates throughout the event, follow Perficient experts online at http://www.perficient.com/iod and via social media by viewing their IBM blog at blogs.perficient.com/ibm and on Twitter @Perficient_IBM.
To schedule a media interview with a Perficient IBM expert, please contact Liz Drazen at 314-529-3563 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perficient is a leading information technology consulting firm serving Global 2000 and enterprise customers throughout North America. Perficient’s professionals serve clients from a network of offices across North America and three offshore locations, in Eastern Europe, India, and China. Perficient helps clients use Internet-based technologies to improve productivity and competitiveness, strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers and partners, and reduce information technology costs. Perficient, traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market(SM), is a member of the Russell 2000® index and the S&P SmallCap 600 index. Perficient is an award-winning “Premier Level” IBM business partner, a TeamTIBCO partner, a Microsoft National Systems Integrator and Gold Certified Partner, an EMC Select Services Team Partner, and an Oracle Platinum Partner. For more information, please visit www.perficient.com.
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