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Mercy Optimizes and Automates Patient Care Pathways with Ayasdi

August 27, 2014

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Mercy Optimizes and Automates Patient Care
Pathways with Ayasdi

New Data-Driven Approach Will Improve Patient Outcomes and Reduce Costs

AUGUST 27, 2014

Menlo Park—August 27, 2014—Ayasdi ( today announced that it has teamed with Mercy, one of the “Most Wired” and technologically advanced hospital systems according to the American Hospital Association. Mercy is using Ayasdi Care to increase the quality of patient care by quickly discerning the optimal care pathways for Mercy’s thousands of physicians to deliver to its millions of patients.

Current methods used to develop clinical pathways rely upon imprecise best practice beliefs, and driving consensus, amongst teams of physicians. With Ayasdi Care's unique data-driven approach, physicians can quickly discern optimal pathways derived from their local patient data, and automatically recognize best practices that deliver the best patient outcomes. For example, on perioperative care pathways, the Ayasdi Care application quickly identified an important preoperative step that helped patients ambulate earlier after surgery and return home sooner.

“Ayasdi will help us deliver new care pathways that provide improved clinical outcomes, such as higher patient satisfaction, lower readmissions, shorter length-of-stays, and lower costs,” said Seth Barbanell, MD, Vice President of Mercy’s Clinical Performance Acceleration. “Additionally, Ayasdi will enable Mercy to maintain and optimize these care pathways on a frequent basis as industry conditions change.”

“Mercy is committed to using advanced technology to transform healthcare,” said Vance Moore, Senior Vice President of Mercy’s Operations. “Working with Ayasdi, we are taking a powerful new approach to care pathways, using data as never before to deliver the transformative health experience that Mercy strives to provide every day.”

“Mercy is at the forefront of continuous improvement in patient care, making intelligent investments that move this new generation of healthcare far beyond simple ‘doc-in-a-box’ approaches,” said Gurjeet Singh, Co-Founder and CEO of Ayasdi. “Increasingly, both diseases and treatment protocols are all about the data and we’re looking forward to helping Mercy deliver even more effective patient care.”

About Ayasdi

Ayasdi is transforming how the world uses data to solve complex problems. Founded in 2008 after a decade of research at Stanford, DARPA, and NSF, Ayasdi is pioneering a new approach for enterprises to automatically discover and operationalize insights from their data. Ayasdi’s Insight Discovery platform uses Topological Data Analysis (TDA) combined with an ensemble of machine learning techniques to enable data scientists, domain experts, and business people to achieve value from their data without the need to write code, queries, or ask questions. Funded by Khosla Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, GE Ventures, Citi Ventures, and FLOODGATE, Ayasdi’s customers include General Electric, Citigroup, Merck, Anadarko, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), and Mount Sinai Hospital. To learn more, visit or follow us @ayasdi.

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About Mercy

Mercy is the fifth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves millions annually. Mercy includes 33 acute care hospitals, four heart hospitals, two children’s hospitals, three rehab hospitals and one orthopedic hospital, nearly 700 clinic and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. For more about Mercy, visit