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University of Chicago Medicine Wins a TIBCO Trailblazer “Visionary” Award

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At TIBCO NOW 2016 the University of Chicago Medicine (UCM) was honored with the 2016 TIBCO Trailblazer “Visionary” Award. The TIBCO Trailblazer Awards recognize individuals and companies who are accomplishing substantial business results using TIBCO technology, demonstrating ingenuity and thought leadership in meeting the demands of the digital consumer. The Visionary Award is given to an inspirational company that has redefined their business in the wake of major technology disruption to deliver market-leading services and an exceptional customer experience globally.

For UCM, effective management of their operating facilities was key for the medical center to balance the needs of its patients and their families, ensure insurance provider satisfaction, and reduce labor costs. Utilizing a combination of TIBCO Enterprise Message Service, TIBCO BusinessWorks, TIBCO BusinessEvents, TIBCO Spotfire and TIBCO HAWKÒ to refine its processes for operation room management, UCM saw an immediate improvement in patient care and lowering of operating margins. Operating room turnover time decreased by 15-20%, while operating staff quickly calculated that the implementation of TIBCO technology would save them up to $600,000 a year in operational costs.

Accepting the award, which was presented by TIBCO CEO Murray Rode, was Christine Watts, Chief Enterprise Architect at UCM. According to Watts, “Some of our technology objectives are related to enabling the providers to get access to data more broadly.” She added that helping providers to measure the care that they’re delivering to the patients more effectively was key. Since implementing TIBCO’s core integration, event processing, and analytics technology UCM has significantly improved their ability to deliver real time information to the people who need it most—the providers.

As Watts spoke to the TIBCO NOW audience, she highlighted one such achievement that is helping providers save lives. “One example is our eCART solution in which a research algorithm that can predict when cardiac arrest is likely to happen has been implemented within the complex event processing space. In real time we are able to alert our rapid response team to go to the bedside of a patient that is likely to go into cardiac arrest, and we’ve successfully reduced the number of cardiac arrests in the hospital by 15 to 20% so far.”

As a TIBCO Trailblazer Award winner, UCM will become a featured TIBCO reference customer with a new video testimonial and case study, both featuring Christine Watts, set to be launched in 2017. Click here to watch the video and learn more.

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