Vital and Emory Healthcare Collaborate to Build Modern EHR from the Ground Up: Starting with Emergency Room Intake

ATLANTA, Oct. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Vital, the AI-powered software increasing productivity and improving patient health in hospital emergency rooms, today announces its inaugural development partnership with Emory Healthcare. As part of the strategic collaboration, Emory Healthcare becomes a lead research partner in developing and implementing Vital’s software to improve overall efficiency and satisfaction for patients and clinicians across multiple Emory emergency rooms. Vital was conceptualized and co-founded by Justin Schrager, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and ER doctor; with award-winning technical CEO Aaron Patzer.

Vital’s software is the first partnership out of the Emory University Innovation Hub, designed to identify unmet patient needs and find innovative solutions to put the patient at the center of care delivery. Vital’s live track board and real-time predictions of patients are being developed in the Emergency Departments of Emory University Hospital, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, and Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital. The goal of this pilot program is to measurably reduce wait times and overall length of stay for patients, while increasing patient satisfaction.

“We are overjoyed to have Emory Healthcare as our primary development partner and pilot sites,” says Patzer. “We are impressed with the commitment Emory leadership has made towards technological innovation and tackling truly challenging problems in emergency medicine. Working closely with top emergency physicians and nurses is essential to producing software that meets the needs of clinicians.”

Vital uses artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP) to triage patients, making it easier and faster for providers to coordinate care and prioritize patients with a fast, reliable, and incredibly user-friendly system.

“The combination of a top-tier academic healthcare system and a top-notch software team is something that happens too rarely in healthcare. With the launch of our Innovation Hub last year, we hope this is one of many opportunities to not only be the first to take advantage of a new technology, but to aid in its development,” said Scott Boden, MD, vice president of business innovation for Emory Healthcare. “This is exactly the kind of collaboration that should exist between promising startups and cutting-edge health systems.”

About Vital
Vital is a modern software for hospital emergency departments that makes it easier to coordinate care and prioritize patients. Using artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP), Vital triages patients before they see a doctor, reducing length of stay and saving hospitals millions with an improved flow. Founded by creator Aaron Patzer, Vital is HIPAA-compliant, and a cloud-based software that sits on top of any existing electronic health record system (EHR): Epic, Cerner, Meditech, and more. The company’s investors include First Round Capital, Threshold Ventures (formerly DFJ Venture), Bragiel Brothers, Meridian Street Capital, Refactor Capital, Vivek Garipalli, SV Angel, and Nat Turner and Zach Weinberg. For more information please visit or follow us on Twitter (@Vital_EHR).

About Emory Healthcare
Emory Healthcare, with more than 22,600 employees and 11 hospitals, is the most comprehensive academic health system in Georgia. Emory Healthcare has $4.4 billion in annual net revenue. System-wide, it has 2,691 licensed patient beds, more than 2,800 physicians practicing in more than 70 specialties and serves metro Atlanta with 250 locations. Emory Healthcare is the only health system in Georgia with three Magnet-designated hospitals, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Emory University Hospital and Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, for nursing excellence. Emory Healthcare’s mission is to improve the health of individuals and communities at home and throughout the world. For more information, visit

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Icertis Recognized for AI Leadership in Exclusive Forbes AI 50 List

BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Icertis, the leading provider of enterprise contract management in the cloud, today announced its inclusion in the inaugural Forbes AI 50 report, the definitive list of America’s most promising companies working with artificial intelligence (AI). Icertis was selected based on its impressive customer base and ability to show demonstrated business value from the application of machine learning and natural language processing to contracting. Selected from hundreds of applicants, Icertis placed 7th on the valuation-ranked list and was the only company to be featured from the fast-growing contract lifecycle management (CLM) market.

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“The inherently broad term ‘artificial intelligence’ gets bandied about so often that it can start to feel meaningless and can be trotted out by companies to gussy up even simple data analysis,” said Jillian D’Onfro, writer at Forbes. “To help cut through the noise, Forbes and our data partner Meritech Capital put together a list of private, U.S.-based companies that are wielding artificial intelligence in a meaningful way and demonstrating real business potential from doing so.”

Enterprises are waking up to the strategic value of contracts in their digital transformation journeys. For the first time in history, contracts are being digitized at massive scale in an attempt to realize this value. But to get true transformational change, companies need to look beyond bolt-on solutions and leverage AI that is embedded in a CLM platform that can deliver insights and make them actionable in the context of business.

The Icertis Contract Management (ICM) platform infuses AI into contracting processes, turning static documents into live contracts that can interact with humans, surrounding systems and, ultimately, even other contracts. With that ability, the holy grail of accelerating business and optimizing commercial relationships can be achieved without compromising on ever-increasing risk management and compliance requirements. This underscores the need to put the power of technology in the hands of the business to replace traditional manual contracting with AI-enhanced tools while still meeting all legal requirements.

“Inclusion in the Forbes AI 50 List highlights our continued momentum as we execute on our vision of transforming the foundation of commerce with enterprise-wide contract management,” said Monish Darda, Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder of Icertis. “We are honored that Forbes has recognized our efforts using AI to create business value across the enterprise – in sales, procurement, HR, compliance, risk management and legal. Because Icertis has one of the world’s largest curated contract repositories to drive machine learning and develop innovative AI models, we have been able to help our global customers accelerate their businesses, protect against risk and optimize their commercial relationships like never before.” 

The award highlights Icertis’ ability to deliver truly impactful solutions for the concrete business problems that result from the unstructured nature of contracts. With 6.5 million contracts in 90 languages across all major industry verticals, the ICM platform has the quality, quantity and variety of contract data required to create more effective AI solutions for customers.

Utilizing the ICM AI applications, global companies are able to automatically discover and manage hidden contractual obligations, analyze third-party paper as efficiently as in-house contracts and improve negotiation outcomes with AI-powered insights. Icertis AI apps add value at every stage of the contract management lifecycle – from authoring and negotiation to analysis and post-execution management.

This acknowledgement follows a string of major accomplishments including the announcement of a $115 million Series E round of funding that valued Icertis at more than $1 billion and recognition as the top AI start-up in Washington by CB Insights.

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About Icertis

Icertis, the leading enterprise contract management platform in the cloud, solves the hardest contract management problems on the easiest to use platform. With Icertis, companies accelerate their business by increasing contract velocity, protect against risk by ensuring regulatory and policy compliance, and optimize their commercial relationships by maximizing revenue and reducing costs. The AI-infused Icertis Contract Management (ICM) platform is used by companies like 3M, Airbus, Cognizant, Daimler, Microsoft and Sanofi to manage 6.5 million contracts in 40+ languages across 90+ countries.

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UserZoom Survey: 70% of CEOs Say User Experience is Key Competitive Differentiator

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — UserZoom, the UX Insights Company™, today announced the results from its second annual State of UX in the Enterprise Report,  which tracks the User Experience (UX) market, key trends, challenges and future growth opportunities as reported by more than 220 global enterprises.


“There is no other report like this in the industry, that spans across countries, targeting enterprises with more than 1,000 employees,” said Kuldeep Kelkar, SVP Global Research at UserZoom. “The annual UserZoom State of UX in the Enterprise report lends key industry insights, as we are able to do year-over-year analysis, allowing us to identify market challenges and opportunities and closely monitor where the UX market is headed.”

Findings from UserZoom’s 2019 report highlight the continued growth of the User Experience market, its growing standing as a key competitive differentiator, and its increased attention in the boardroom. In fact, 70 percent of survey respondents say their CEO mentions UX as a competitive differentiator, up from 52 percent in 2018. The frequency with which UX research is being conducted is also growing, with 61 percent of respondents saying they conduct UX research on a monthly, or more frequent, basis.

Additional State of UX in the Enterprise report highlights include:

  • 29% of enterprises now have a VP of Design of Chief Experience Officer, up from 21% in 2018.
  • 65% of respondents report the demand for UX research has increased in the last 12 months.
  • Survey respondents reported on the top trends impacting the user experience over the next five years including Artificial Intelligence (80%), Voice Interfaces (64%) and Automation (47%) as the top three.
  • The number one challenge UX professionals report facing in 2019 is having UX research included within the product development process (64%), followed by sourcing the right participants (50%), securing budget (49%) and getting executive buy-in (49%).
  • UX Measurement and Benchmarking has seen an increase in adoption over the last 12 months, as more companies seek to prove the value of UX with metrics that appeal to the C-Suite. In 2018, 21% of organizations reported conducting benchmarking, while in 2019 this jumped to 35%.

“This is an incredible time for anyone in the experience economy, as more and more organizations recognize that their product’s User Experience can make or break their bottom line,” said UserZoom Co-CEO, Alfonso de la Nuez. “Top brands are no longer offering products and services, they’re offering incredible digital experiences. The findings of this report clearly demonstrate how UX is taking center stage in the boardroom, the frequency with which companies are conducting UX research, and the executive level focus of becoming a digital experience leader in order to compete to win.”

Research Methodology
In early 2019, UserZoom surveyed 222 experience professionals at global organizations with more than one thousand employees across a range of industries. For a full copy of the report, visit

About UserZoom
UserZoom is the all-in-one UX insights platform for the enterprise. Its cloud-based platform provides the quantitative and qualitative insights essential to measuring and improving the user experience. With offices in four countries, the company helps global brands such as Google, Oracle, Aetna, Santander, News UK and half of the Fortune 100 raise the bar for an outstanding digital experience. To learn more, visit

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CareerBuilder Unveils Advanced AI-Based Talent Acquisition Platform for Employers and Job Seekers, Turning the Industry on Its Head while Addressing Diversity

CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — CareerBuilder, a leader in Talent Acquisition media, technology and services, is rolling out cutting-edge updates to enhance both the employer and job seeker experience.

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Built on a foundation of billions of data points and extensive client and user feedback, CareerBuilder’s enhanced Talent Discovery Platform enables companies to hire 30% faster, and support job seekers as they determine the next steps in their professional development or look for new opportunities.

Over the past year, CareerBuilder leveraged its more than 200 data scientists and more than 20 patented technologies to bring 25 years of data and insights to the fingertips of recruiters and job seekers. AI-powered tools rank the candidate appeal of job postings, promote diversity and turn job post creation into an easy four step process that takes less than five minutes. Coupled with competitive intel and AI-driven candidate pools, the new solutions address both sides of CareerBuilder’s dual-sided marketplace.

“There are 160 million people in the U.S. looking for work, and nearly 90% of that employable marketplace is represented on the CareerBuilder platform. That’s why we’ve dedicated the last year to building AI-driven solutions that leverage our billions of data points and decades of experience to give recruiters the tools they need to reach the right candidates faster,” said Irina Novoselsky, CEO of CareerBuilder. “Companies are demanding more of their Talent Acquisition partners, and our technology not only helps companies deliver on their recruitment needs, including addressing diversity and bias issues, but also enables them to effectively reach their business goals.”

Bringing Innovation to the Recruiter Experience
In one of the fiercest hiring markets in history, not only have HR professionals learned that there are no longer roles that are easy to fill, but they are also balancing many other responsibilities. By giving recruiters access to more than 140 million resumes and social profiles, CareerBuilder helps companies to fill open roles and build a pipeline for the future, addressing recruiting challenges with proven solutions.

–  Create compelling job postings that actually work without spending hours writing the description. Using 25 years of data and industry expertise, CareerBuilder’s AI Job Posting tool gives recruiter insight into whether a job post will actually attract candidates and allows recruiters to post five times faster and increase applications by 175%. A Candidate Appeal Score measures how effective the post will be at attracting candidates. The tool provides recommendations for how to boost the appeal to attract more job seekers and recruiters will see a map showing similar competing jobs in the area and how much they pay. Plus, recruiters now get a real-time look at candidate matches before they post a job, allowing them to make adjustments in order to maximize applications. Not only are posts scored, but CareerBuilder’s AI also helps recruiters write gender and tone neutral job descriptions to save them time and increase diversity.

–  An enhanced Talent Discovery Platform allows recruiters to configure their dashboards and access all their recruiting tools in a single interface that fits the way they work. By bringing together job postings, advanced candidate search, email campaigns, market data on supply and demand, and quality analytics, CareerBuilder is decreasing time to hire by over 30% and improving recruiters’ efficiency by 50%. The expanded ROI analytics dashboard gives clients additional insight to recruiter activity and their performance metrics, providing an overview of what works and what doesn’t, and allowing them to identify and double down on what generates the most ROI.

–  Connecting with candidates is now simpler, streamlined and more efficient. The new messaging center enables recruiters to easily communicate with job seekers directly in the platform, rather than through an external channel. Messages allow for more informal and real-time conversations and are more likely to increase candidate response rates. Paired with the Talent Discovery Companion app, recruiters can do their job on the go, ensuring real-time conversations can happen with candidates from anywhere.

Helping Job Seekers Find Their Next Role
Candidates’ expectations have heightened, and with more than 70% of CareerBuilder’s job seekers searching for jobs on mobile, improving the user experience is critical. With almost 1.5 million more unfilled jobs than unemployed people, searching for a new role can feel overwhelming. CareerBuilder makes it easier for job seekers to search through the 30 million jobs posted on the platform each year.

–  CareerBuilder’s tools allow candidates to find the best paying jobs and skills development and career advancement opportunities. Understanding a potential career path can be overwhelming for a candidate who is considering several new roles. Through the new career path feature, job seekers can determine where each role can lead in the next six months or even the following 5 to 20 years. This helps them choose the job that’s right for them now, and in the future. CareerBuilder’s salary estimator helps candidates understand what the salary range is for the jobs they are considering, and allows them to compare the position to similar roles.

–  Building a tailored resume can be challenging for job seekers. Since its introduction, the AI Resume Builder has helped more than 80,000 job seekers build resumes in just three easy steps, and it is now available across all CareerBuilder platforms. Its 25 years of resume data helps to create competitive resumes that capture job skills, ensure tone neutrality and normalize language across genders, while also increasing opportunities for qualified applicants who may have imperfect grammar. For veterans, the tool transfers military experience into traditional job titles, underscoring the company’s commitment to supporting military veterans and helping them to communicate their experience in meaningful ways as they enter the civilian workforce.

–  Finding and applying to relevant roles is often time-consuming, and can cause candidates to drop off during the application process. CareerBuilder helps job seekers narrow down their searches by providing targeted job recommendations. It also enables candidates to apply to jobs with one click, making submitting job applications on-the-go nearly effortless.

CareerBuilder is the largest provider of AI-powered hiring solutions serving the majority of the Fortune 500 across five specialized markets, and has more than 20 patents, with a quarter focused on AI technologies, enabling it to provide unmatched solutions to its clients. The industry leader has been recognized as a Major Player for Medium-Sized Enterprise and a Leader for the SMB market in the new IDC MarketScapes on Modern Talent Acquisition, is a Bronze Stevie® Award winner in the Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Solutions category for the AI Resume Builder, was named as one of America’s Best Midsize Employers by Forbes, received Brandon Hall’s Best Advance in Talent Acquisition Technology award for the CareerBuilder Talent Discovery product, and received HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen award for CareerBuilder’s Employment Screening services. For more information, visit

About CareerBuilder
CareerBuilder is a global technology company that provides end-to-end talent acquisition solutions to help employers find, hire and onboard great talent, and helps job seekers build new skills and progressive careers as the modern world of work changes. A known disruptor for nearly 25 years, CareerBuilder is the only company that offers both software and services to cover every step of the Hello To Hire™ process, enabling its customers to free up valuable resources across their HR tech supply chain to drive their business forward. Specializing in talent acquisition recruiting platforms, employment screening and human capital management, CareerBuilder is the largest provider of AI-powered hiring solutions serving the majority of the Fortune 500 across five specialized markets. CareerBuilder is majority-owned by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC and operates in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit for a great candidate experience and to learn more about our solutions for employers.

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Media Planning and Buying Market Estimated at $424.9 Billion, Says Beroe Inc

RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The global market for media planning and buying is expected to grow by 4 percent, with the global media expenditure forecasted to increase by $52.5 billion between 2018 and 2021 according to Beroe Inc., a procurement intelligence firm. The internet is the fastest growing medium, estimated to have 37 percent of the global ad spend in 2019.


North America has the largest media planning and buying market size, estimated to be worth $126–168 billion, growing at an annual rate of 3–4.5 percent, followed by the APAC with market size of $120–151 billion with a growth rate of 7–10 percent annually. North America and Europe have a higher concentration of network agencies, while the APAC has large buyers increasing their footprints fuelled by massive consumer bases and adoption of technology.

Beroe, which is based in North Carolina, further stated that procurement experts can access this report – on its recently launched market intelligence platform Beroe LiVE:

The key drivers of the media planning and buying market are increasing digital penetration at a global level, with more marketers spending higher proportions of their advertising budgets on mobile formats. The primary constraints the market faces is the varying regulations that are applicable based on the specific industry, medium, and geography.

The media industry is growing by 4–5 percent globally and is also witnessing increased penetration of mobile and internet media. The shift of media budget from traditional to non-traditional media channels, increasing focus on emerging regions and cross-screen planning, artificial intelligence and technology-based media planning and buying are the major trends in the industry.

Key Findings:

  • FMCG is the single largest end-user industry for media planning and buying, accounting for 28 percent of the demand, followed by automotive for 9 percent, and e-commerce for 8 percent.
  • Payroll expense is the major cost component of media planning and buying, representing 40–45 percent of the total cost. The prices of media services vary according to the profit margins set by media agencies but the typical global profit margin is 15–17 percent.
  • Impact of Brexit on sourcing media services has led to a short term increase in operational costs and long term talent crunch and an increase in salaries due to a rise in wage rates.
  • Online audience-buying companies with proprietary technology tools improve advertisers’ ability to directly target specific audiences on a large scale, facilitating 12-15 percent of cost savings in 1 year.
  • Engaging with global media agencies on an ‘agency of record’ model for media planning and buying would enable advertisers to receive more value benefits in terms of better cost savings and service quality.
  • Top players, like WPP, IPG, and Dentsu, have increased their digital capabilities by acquiring niche players in the market.

The research methodology adopted for the report included:

  • Experts with twenty years of domain experience
  • Interaction with buyers
  • Inputs from supply chain partners

Outsourcing still forms a major part of media planning and buying, with 65–75 percent of buyers preferring to outsource services, compared to the 15–25 percent opting in-house services that offer less cost-saving potential. The maturity level of the market and the advertiser, level of media spend and cost of overheads play a major role in the adoption of the right sourcing model.

The report includes:

Market Analysis:

  • Global Market Maturity
  • Global Industry Trends
  • Global Drivers and Constraints
  • Regional Market Outlook
  • Industry Outlook
  • Porter’s Five Forces Analysis: Developed and Emerged Markets
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Supply Analysis:

  • Supply Market Outlook
  • Key Global and Regional
  • Country-wise Supplier Listing
  • Suppliers: Service Portfolio
  • Supplier Shortlisting
  • Key Supplier Profiles

Cost & Pricing Analysis:

  • Cost Analysis and Expected Savings
  • Cost Breakdown: Global and Regional
  • Pricing Analysis

Procurement Best Practices:

  • Sourcing Models
  • Sourcing Models: Comparative Analysis
  • Sourcing Models: Pros and Cons
  • Media Planning and Buying Process
  • Invoice and Payment Terms
  • Cross Industry Sourcing Model Adoption
  • Pricing Models: Comparative Analysis
  • KPI and SLA Components

About Beroe Inc.:

Beroe is the world’s leading provider of procurement intelligence and supplier compliance solutions. We provide critical market information and analysis that enables companies to make smart sourcing decisions—leading to lower costs, greater profits and reduced risk. Beroe has been providing these services for more than 13 years and currently works with more than 10,000 companies worldwide, including 400 of the Fortune 500 companies.

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Finastra Launches Fusion Mortgagebot Data Insights to Help Financial Institutions Optimize their Mortgage Business

LAKE MARY, Fl., Oct. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Finastra has launched Fusion Mortgagebot Data Insights – a powerful new tool that benchmarks mortgage borrower behavior and demographics for banks and credit unions against that of more than 1,400 other Fusion MortgagebotPOS users. The solution leveraged Big Data and machine learning to provide users with new insights into consumer behavior to drive a better borrower experience.

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Finastra built Fusion Mortgagebot Data Insights on top of Microsoft Power BI, via Using innovative artificial intelligence and data visualizations, this functionality adds powerful analytics and dashboards to help users uncover trends and spot new business opportunities. With Power BI, Finastra was able to bring the solution from concept to production with eight live customers in just 180 days. Early adopters, including Bank Independent, are already using Fusion Mortgagebot Data Insights to build mortgage lending and mortgage marketing strategies that drive a stronger, revenue generating mortgage portfolio.

“The abundance of Big Data may seem overwhelming, but in today’s competitive market it is important to understand how analytics offer banks and credit unions a necessary edge for their products, markets and channels,” said Esther Henry, Vice President, Mortgage Lending, Bank Independent. “With a quick toggle, we can compare universal data from Fusion MortagebotPOS users, revealing new opportunities and providing the knowledge needed to quickly shift loan strategies to maximize profits.”

Fusion Mortgagebot Data Insights provides easy to access dashboards that deliver valuable data-based insights. That intelligence can be used by banks and financial institutions to evaluate underwriting practice, application delivery channels and marketing effectiveness. Utilizing machine leaning technology, the tool analyzes over 30 points of data from borrower applications, providing a view into everything from application exit points and average time of application submissions, to geographical heatmaps and average credit score.

“With an average of 1,500 pieces of information gathered for a mortgage application and 1.15 applications submitted every second, the amount of data available to financial institutions is staggering and has the ability to provide meaningful insights that can have a tangible business impact,” said Vincent Pugliese, SVP and General Manager, US Retail & Lending at Finastra. “By reviewing and comparing the 1.5 terabytes of data stored in Fusion Mortgagebot, banks and credit unions can see, for example, how expanding their geographic lending parameters by a few miles or how shifting their minimum credit score threshold can impact the bottom line.”

Fusion Mortgagebot Data Insights was launched at Finastra Universe – Community Markets in Chicago. The event brings together senior executives from banks and credit unions to discuss fintech, the future of financial services and the increasing need for financial institutions to transform their businesses to become more agile, innovative, resilient and customer-focused.

About Finastra

Finastra unlocks the potential of people and businesses in finance, creating a platform for open innovation. Formed in 2017 by the combination of Misys and D+H, we provide the broadest portfolio of financial services software in the world today—spanning retail banking, transaction banking, lending, and treasury and capital markets. Our solutions enable customers to deploy mission critical technology on premises or in the cloud. Our scale and geographical reach means that we can serve customers effectively, regardless of their size or geographic location—from global financial institutions, to community banks and credit unions. Through our open, secure and reliable solutions, customers are empowered to accelerate growth, optimize cost, mitigate risk and continually evolve to meet the changing needs of their customers. 90 of the world’s top 100 banks use Finastra technology.

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