Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT), a leading information technology consulting firm serving Global 2000 and other large enterprise customers throughout North America, has experienced tremendous, ongoing growth within its healthcare practice, delivering Big Data and analytics solutions to help organizations better address industry challenges head on. In an industry where competitive pressures and regulatory demands are intense, information becomes a critical business asset. Healthcare organizations are addressing questions, including – “what do we do with all this data?” “Every enterprise today is seeing a massive influx of data. The most successful enterprises are those that can take the data, and turn it into meaningful, actionable information,” said John Jenkins, vice president of Perficient’s IBM Business Group. “By having the ability to recognize trends and patterns, healthcare organizations can anticipate business challenges, identify risks and take action to mitigate them, and positively shape business outcomes while improving patient care.” As an IBM Premier Business Partner, Perficient has built an IBM Industry Authorized practice to deliver both strategic consulting and advanced technology solutions for top provider, payer, life science and government healthcare organizations. By implementing the right information technology solution, organizations create more innovative business processes and services like healthcare portal collaboration, focused business intelligence and analytics applications, and an enterprise health information exchange ecosystem that help modernize, simplify and integrate healthcare systems. “Perficient’s information technology solutions help health providers and insurers better leverage their information resources to successfully address industry challenges,” continued Jenkins. “Through our work with IBM, we have successfully helped our clients implement solutions that have the ability to bring the right information to the right person at the right time, driving smarter business decisions.” Meet a Perficient Healthcare Client Taking Action Perficient healthcare client – Premier healthcare alliance – has taken steps to address these challenges by implementing solutions utilizing IBM’s portal and enterprise social networking software, and business analytics and Big Data technologies.