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Pieces Technologies and NTT DATA Launch Joint Solution to Help Hospitals and Health Systems Reduce Readmissions

DALLAS, TX – March 5, 2018 Pieces Technologies, Inc., a pioneer in clinical artificial intelligence (AI), and NTT DATA Services, a recognized leader in global technology services, today announced the next step in their partnership by launching a joint readmissions solution.

The solution will combine the power of the Pieces Decision Sciences (DS) platform with NTT DATA’s clinical transformation services to help providers reduce readmissions and avoid unnecessary hospitalizations.

“Reducing readmissions and avoidable hospitalizations can have an immediate, positive impact to a hospital’s bottom line,” said Mary Piepenbrink, senior vice president of sales and client success for Pieces Technologies. “We have seen multidisciplinary teams try to tackle readmissions, but many still lack the actionable insight needed for noticeable results.”

With the power of the Pieces DS platform, the readmissions solution compiles a more comprehensive predictive risk score that includes not only the traditional medical and physical attributes, but also the consideration of social determinants of health. The risk score is based on real-time data and presented within 24-hours of a patient being admitted, in enough time for the care team to take appropriate clinical interventions needed to reduce the risk of readmission.

Applying its proven methodology to the solution, NTT DATA Services will complement the Pieces AI technology by providing clinical transformation services aimed at process re-design and clinical interventions. The combination aligns people, process and technology to achieve sustainable results.

“We have gone through an extensive process to align our methodology to solve the readmissions challenge and identify benefits and improved outcomes for our clients,” said Barron Lange, president, provider segment, NTT DATA Services. “Clinical and digital transformations take a tremendous amount of effort and quantitative data. Working with Pieces, we can more effectively guide our clients through this journey.”

In January, NTT DATA and Pieces announced a partnership designed to help clients improve the quality and decrease the cost of patient care with natural language and AI-based solutions.

Pieces Technologies will be demonstrating the Readmissions solution on the exhibit floor of the HIMSS 2018 Annual Conference, taking place in the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from March 5th through 9th. During HIMSS, health system customers who receive a demo will be eligible to win a free analysis for their organization. Enter to win at Pieces booth #169. NTT DATA Services will also be exhibiting at HIMSS at booth #2116.

NTT DATA Services is committed to improving value-based care by providing core technology infrastructure, application, business process and security services that create efficiencies across the healthcare ecosystem. The company delivers targeted segment solutions including patient engagement and customer relationship management, population health and analytics, healthcare cloud and infrastructure support, clinical and claims application expertise, as well as healthcare automation innovations, to more than 45 health systems, 50 health plans, 50 life sciences customers and 40,000 clinicians.

About Pieces Technologies
Pieces Technologies, Inc. is an artificial intelligence solution provider on a mission to advance health at every decision. Pieces DS is a cloud-based clinical decision support platform that improves clinical and operational value by applying key algorithms throughout a patient’s journey, in real time. Fully integrated with the electronic medical record, Pieces DS leverages class-leading AI using predictive modeling and natural language processing with machine learning directly at the point of care.

For more information about deploying Pieces at your health system, please visit or follow @piecestech.

About NTT DATA Services
NTT DATA Services partners with clients to navigate and simplify the modern complexities of business and technology, delivering the insights, solutions and outcomes that matter most. We deliver tangible business results by combining deep industry expertise with applied innovations in digital, cloud and automation across a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, application, infrastructure and business process outsourcing services. 

NTT DATA Services, headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a division of NTT DATA Corporation, a top 10 global business and IT services provider with 110,000+ professionals in more than 50 countries, and NTT Group, a partner to 88 percent of the Fortune 100. Visit to learn more.

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Lindsey Duda, Pieces Technologies 

Louis Adams, NTT DATA Services