OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Analytics, Inc., a company specializing in predictive analytic technologies and solutions, has received an Innovative Technology contract for the DARI Motion Health technology platform from Vizient, Inc. the largest member-owned health care performance improvement company in the country. The three-year contract became effective on March 1. Specifically, DARI helps healthcare providers with identified priority business initiatives:
- Mitigate risk associated with new bundled care payment models
- Provide personal care pathways for better medical outcomes
- Promote wellness programs for employees and corporate partners
- Strengthen local ties through community outreach
The contract was based on a recommendation of DARI by hospital representatives with expertise in the category who serve on one of Vizient's member-led councils. Innovative Technology contracts are reserved for technologies that demonstrate an ability to enhance clinical care or patient safety, and those that improve an organization's care delivery and business model.
"We are excited to begin our relationship with Vizient, and we are extremely proud to receive their Innovative Technology contract for DARI Motion Health," said Todd Gleason, Chief Executive Officer for Scientific Analytics. "Objective data for dynamic human motion is the next vital sign, and Vizient's technology contract emphasizes the impact our platform can have in improving health outcomes."
Scientific Analytics Chief Innovation Officer Dennis Schulz views the agreement as a pathway to improve the health of millions of Americans. "At Scientific Analytics, we can rapidly provide a person's biomechanical data in a useful format for accurate diagnosis, informed rehabilitation, and injury prevention. We are proud to work with such a stellar organization and we look forward to becoming a trusted resource for Vizient's members."
Objective movement data collected through DARI quickly and accurately establishes motion health baselines for physicians and clinicians to use in tracking and assessing outcomes. It helps healthcare organizations mitigate risk related to value-based healthcare models–including CJR – through intelligent pre-and post-operative screening for surgical candidates.
"Due to the number of products and services being released and marketed as 'innovative', member hospitals value the thorough innovative technology review process in place at Vizient to help them identify products worth further evaluation at their own facilities," said Debbie Archer, director of procurement and leader of Vizient's Innovative Technology program for suppliers. "After a full review of DARI, Vizient's member council agreed this solution offers unique and incremental benefit over other products available on the market today, and recommended it for an Innovative Technology contract. We are pleased to award this new contract to Scientific Analytics, Inc."
Vizient, Inc. represents the combined strengths of the organizations formerly known as VHA Inc., University Health System Consortium, Novation and MedAssets' Spend and Clinical Resource Management. Since 2003, nearly 2,200 new and innovative products and technologies have been submitted through the Vizient Innovative Technology program. Vizient works with member-led councils and task forces to identify and review potentially innovative products. If it is determined that a product is innovative, a contract may be awarded outside of Vizient's competitive bid cycle.
About DARI Motion Health
DARI Motion Health is a proprietary markerless motion capture technology using sophisticated biomechanical algorithms. Without attaching markers or calibrating force plates, DARI performs a comprehensive biomechanical analysis in as few as five minutes, and delivers objective and actionable data to clinicians and patients just seconds after the scan.
This data can then be leveraged to identify possible threats to bone and joint health, avoid potential injuries proactively, improve personalized training and rehabilitation services, and reduce overall healthcare costs with preventative care and wellness recommendations–empowering patients to predict and prevent injury, recover faster, and achieve better health outcomes.
Because of DARI's versatility, it can be utilized in a wide variety of healthcare programs to generate additional opportunity for revenue streams–from orthopedics, physical therapy and sports performance, to occupational health and corporate/employee wellness. Additionally, DARI Motion Health can help healthcare systems better align themselves in their community by incorporating use into their community outreach programs. DARI is powered by Scientific Analytics, Inc. Learn more by visiting DARImotion.com.
About Scientific Analytics, Inc.
Scientific Analytics, Inc. is at the center of the most advanced predictive analytics technologies and solutions in the world. The company is focused on finding solutions for yet-to-be-solved challenges and opportunities facing organizations, such as DARI Motion Health for the healthcare industry.
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