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HCA Makes Strategic Investment in Digital Reasoning to Advance Cognitive Computing for Health Care and Boost Patient Care

Leading US Health Care Provider Licenses Synthesys, Dr. Jonathan B. Perlin Joins Board

NASHVILLE, TN, December 17, 2015 – Digital Reasoning, a leader in cognitive computing technology, is announcing a strategic investment from HCA, the leading health care provider in the United States. In addition, Dr. Jonathan B. Perlin, President of Clinical Services and Chief Medical Officer at HCA, has joined the Digital Reasoning Board. Dr. Perlin brings extensive experience in health care leadership and information technology to Digital Reasoning as the company works to develop cognitive computing applications to improve patient care, clinical outcomes, and operational efficiencies.

HCA and Digital Reasoning will collaborate to develop health care applications for Digital Reasoning’s award-winning cognitive computing platform, Synthesys®, with particular focus on unlocking valuable insights captured within the unstructured data that make up the majority of patient and clinical records. Tim Estes, founder and CEO of Digital Reasoning, said: “Dr. Perlin is a national thought leader in clinical quality and improvement of medicine using information technology and we are honored to have him join our Board. Together with our Board Chairman, Dr. Jack Lord, the former Chief Medical Officer of Humana, we think we’ve got an amazing amount of wisdom to guide the best application of our technology to health care.”

Cognitive computing is a fundamental advancement in information technology and the depth of the partnership between HCA and Digital Reasoning, including at the executive level, will speed the progress of bringing this advancement to the benefit of millions of patients. Existing capabilities, like Electronic Medical Records and Clinical Data Warehouses, will be paired with the effectiveness and breadth of cognitive analytics to bring valuable insights to clinicians.

Following successful innovations in the government and financial services markets, Digital Reasoning is now continuing its business expansion by entering the health care industry with a long term commitment to helping health care providers and payers around the world provide high quality care at low cost. This ambitious goal aligns perfectly with Digital Reasoning’s mission to use cognitive computing to create a better world.

Matthew Russell, Chief Technology Officer for Digital Reasoning, said: “This investment is a clear signal that we plan to deliver an ecosystem of intelligent applications that leverage our trusted cognitive platform to drive better outcomes at reduced costs by fundamentally improving clinical workflows involving patient data.”