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Perficient to Present with Cedars-Sinai on Social Media Governance and with TriHealth on IBM Watson at HIMSS17

ST. LOUIS (February 16, 2017)Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT) (“Perficient”), the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000® and other large enterprise customers throughout North America, today announced it will present on proactive social media governance and cognitive computing using IBM Watson during the 2017 HIMSS Conference and Exhibition, Feb. 19-23, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando Fla.

Perficient’s first presentation, “Four Pillars of Social Media Governance,” at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time, Feb. 20, in Room 230A, will highlight proper social media governance infrastructure fueled by data insights derived from social media listening at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The multi-specialty academic health science center created a safe environment that fosters interaction and population health education in ways that create positive impacts within the potentially risky environment of healthcare social media.

Melody Smith Jones, manager of Connected Health at Perficient, and Nelly Jacobo, director of digital strategy at Cedars-Sinai, will lead the session. Perficient and its Perficient Digital agency enhanced the medical center’s overall digital patience experience and are optimizing its patient portal, web, social media, and mobile experiences.

Perficient’s second presentation will be a Lunch and Learn session on “Lessons Learned in Applying Cognitive Outcomes,” at 1 p.m. Eastern time, Feb. 21, in Room 202B. Christine Livingston, director of Perficient’s IBM Watson practice, and Liberty Holt, manager of predictive analytics at TriHealth, will discuss how the Cincinnati-based health system leveraged cognitive computing and Perficient’s Watson expertise to reduce hospital readmission rates.

Recently, Perficient received a 2017 IBM Beacon Award for the Watson solution that TriHealth implemented.

Perficient provides industry thought leadership and strategic technology consulting insights that help our health care clients transform to meet today’s digital consumer experience demands. Our strategic guidance results in pragmatic technology solutions that improve clinical, financial and operational efficiency and enable innovation. Perficient serves 80 of the world’s largest health sciences organizations including 15 of the largest healthcare provider organizations, 16 of the largest health plans, 16 Blue Cross Blue Shield organizations, 15 of the largest medical device companies, and 17 of the largest drug and biotech companies.

“Perficient’s core business and technology solutions include strategy and roadmaps, enterprise data and analytics, and Connected Health,” said Matt Castle, vice president, Health Sciences at Perficient. “We are focused on digital and data – two critical components for healthcare organizations looking to enable innovation, achieve growth, improve performance, and manage risk.”

HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) is a global nonprofit organization focused on better health through technology. The HIMSS conference is among the largest health IT gatherings and features hundreds of peer-reviewed education sessions. More than 40,000 healthcare industry professionals will attend to discover the newest technologies and explore top trends and challenges in healthcare.

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Perficient’s team will exhibit at Booth No. 3831 to discuss current challenges in the healthcare industry. Visitors can learn how Perficient strategically partners with many of the world’s leading technology vendors – including Adobe, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and Salesforce – to deliver digital experience, business optimization, and industry-driven solutions. Perficient is also at the forefront of industry thought leadership on digital transformation, a means of modernizing the systems that create, deliver and sustain meaningful customer experiences.

For live updates throughout HIMSS17, follow Perficient experts through their Healthcare blog, on Twitter: @Perficient_HC, and on Instagram: @PerficientHealthcare.

About Perficient
Perficient is the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000® and enterprise customers throughout North America. With unparalleled information technology, management consulting, and creative capabilities, Perficient and its Perficient Digital agency deliver vision, execution, and value with outstanding digital experience, business optimization, and industry solutions. Our work enables clients to improve productivity and competitiveness; grow and strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers, and partners; and reduce costs. Perficient's professionals serve clients from a network of offices across North America and offshore locations in India and China. Traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, Perficient 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 Microsoft National Service Provider and Gold Certified Partner, an Oracle Platinum Partner, an Adobe Premier Partner, and a Platinum Salesforce Consulting Partner. For more information, visit

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