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Vizient, Inc. Launches Ediom, a Cognitive Computing and Data Science Company

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09/28/16

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IRVING, Texas
"The health care industry is creating data at an unprecedented rate, yet there is a need by all health care stakeholders to personalize that data"

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. today announced the formation of Ediom, LLC, a cognitive computing and data science company solely focused on the needs of health care. Vizient formed this new company with Anita Pramoda, founder of Owned Outcomes, Inc. and former Chief Financial Officer at Epic Systems. Ediom will utilize its proprietary cognitive computing platform to provide software and analytic solutions for Big Health Data challenges across the provider, supplier, and payor end markets.

“The health care industry is creating data at an unprecedented rate, yet there is a need by all health care stakeholders to personalize that data,” said Pramoda, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ediom. “Providers treat one patient at a time and we must do the same by developing software solutions that can search through mountains of data and find what is uniquely impactful to each patient.”

Vizient has begun to embed cognitive methods in its supply analytics solutions through enhanced supply chain data and clinical value analysis. Now, Ediom’s capabilities will further boost the company’s ability to analyze increasingly critical work closer to the point of care and to patients.

“Our members are looking for ways to deliver targeted, personalized care to their patients, which means they need the ability to better harness the power of cognitive computing and advanced data science,” said Bharat Sundaram, Vizient president, analytics and advisory services. “Integrating Ediom’s capabilities into our analytics platforms will enable us to address these needs. This is a perfect complement to our existing data and analytics offerings and a natural progression of Vizient’s commitment to its membership.”

Ediom’s technology is designed specifically to handle the unique and complex challenges of Big Health Data. Further, Ediom is building on a foundation of use cases and provider needs that span Vizient’s large and diverse membership.

Vizient members will have the opportunity to learn more about Ediom at the 2016 Vizient Clinical Connections Summit on September 28-30 in Dallas.

About Vizient, Inc.

Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country, provides innovative data-driven solutions, expertise and collaborative opportunities that lead to improved patient outcomes and lower costs. Vizient serves a diverse membership and customer base which includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers and represents almost $100 billion in annual purchasing volume. The Vizient brand identity represents the integration of VHA Inc., University HealthSystem Consortium and Novation, which combined in 2015, as well as the recently acquired MedAssets’ Spend and Clinical Resource Management (SCM) segment, which includes Sg2. In 2016, Vizient received a World’s Most Ethical Company designation from the Ethisphere Institute. Vizient headquarters is based in Irving, Texas, with locations in Chicago and other cities across the United States. Please visit www.vizientinc.com as well as our newsroom, blog, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube pages for more information about the company.

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Vizient
Angie Boliver, 972-830-7961
angie.boliver@vizientinc.com

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