SOURCE: Advanced Practice Strategies

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January 06, 2014 09:00 ET

Advanced Practice Strategies Hires Vice President of Strategy & Analytics

Database of Clinician Knowledge, Judgment, and Decision-Making Continues to Grow

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - January 06, 2014) - Advanced Practice Strategies (APS) today announced it has hired Tim Darling as Vice President of Strategy & Analytics. Tim will focus on national scale efforts to improve healthcare outcomes using the company's growing database of clinician knowledge, judgment, and decision-making.

In February 2013, APS delivered GNOSIS™ to market. Launched in the clinical area of Obstetrics, GNOSIS assesses the clinical decision-making of physicians, nurses, and other clinicians as defined by the combination of clinical knowledge and judgment. GNOSIS for Emergency Medicine is currently in alpha testing.

The APS dataset is now comprised of over 6,000 clinicians. It provides a transparent view into clinical decision-making that was never before possible because measuring clinical judgment was not possible. GNOSIS does just that, and through a patented personalization technology, matches individual clinicians with customized clinical content. Training is delivered only and exactly where needed, saving valuable clinician learning team and driving improvements where they can be most effective.

As the APS database has grown, so too have the application possibilities. Fascinating trends in provider performance have emerged across multiple levels of care. The data also show opportunity for improvement. For example, in a study of 170 physicians and nurses, over 83% experienced an improvement in clinical decision-making after completing their assessment, personalized learning path, and being re-assessed. As the firm continues to grow, so too will the power of its data. With the hire of Tim Darling, APS is positioned and prepared for this next phase.

"Joining APS during this stage of development is really exciting," said Tim Darling. "My passion is leveraging big data and analytics to improve the state of U.S. healthcare. The chance to join the APS team and lead the strategic analytics function was an opportunity I had to take."

Prior to APS, Tim was a consultant with McKinsey & Company. During this time he led the research & development team for Objective Health, a healthcare analytics subsidiary of McKinsey. Tim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in both Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business.

About Advanced Practice Strategies:
Advanced Practice Strategies (APS) optimizes healthcare outcomes by measuring and improving clinical decision-making. Our latest innovation, GNOSIS™, engages physicians, nurses, and other clinicians through a first-of-its-kind assessment that measures clinical knowledge and judgment and maps out an individualized learning path that delivers content only and exactly where each clinician needs it. Driven by our patented personalization technology, GNOSIS combines provider measurement, customized learning, and an actionable administrative dashboard that gives both clinicians and administrators insight across multiple levels of care. Our proprietary database of individual knowledge and judgment assessments provides a transparent picture of clinical risk and more importantly, specific opportunities for outcomes improvement. APS serves hospitals, health systems, and insurance carriers in a way that is engaging, data-driven and focused, proven and trusted, and delivers real financial impact. For more information please visit

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