At the Vizient Clinical Connections Summit in Denver, Vizient, Inc. announced that Froedtert Health earned the 2017 Clinical Innovation Award for its work with PatientWisdom. The award recognizes leadership in implementing digital health technology solutions that improved clinical efficiency or care delivery resulting in improved patient experience. Mike Anderes, President of Inception Health and Chief Innovation and Digital Officer at Froedtert Health, noted “We have seen the power of the simple act of providing a platform for people to tell us what is important to them and making that information easy to incorporate into care. We look forward to bringing PatientWisdom to every person that chooses our health network. Gregory Makoul, Founder and CEO of PatientWisdom, “We are proud to share this award with Froedtert Health, a visionary health system committed to innovation that delivers practical value for patients and providers.”


PatientWisdom is a digital platform that improves health and care by listening to patients, individually and at scale. Patients share brief ‘stories’ about themselves, their health, and their care. PatientWisdom distills information about what matters to patients and integrates actionable insights into everyday workflows to improve the experience and delivery of care. Current partners include Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, Yale New Haven Health System, OSF Healthcare, the Health Transformation Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital, and University of Iowa Health Care.

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin regional health network is a partnership between Froedtert Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin supporting a shared mission of patient care, innovation, medical research and education. Our health network operates eastern Wisconsin's only academic medical center and adult Level I Trauma Center at Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, an internationally recognized training and research center engaged in thousands of clinical trials and studies. The Froedtert & MCW health network, which also includes four community hospital campuses, more than 1,600 physicians and nearly 40 health centers and clinics, draws patients from throughout the Midwest and the nation. In our most recent fiscal year, outpatient visits exceeded 1.1 million, inpatient admissions to our hospitals were 49,250 and visits to our network physicians totaled 932,000.

Vizient, Inc. is the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country, provides innovative data-driven solutions, expertise and collaborative opportunities that lead to improved patient outcomes and lower costs. Vizient’s diverse membership base includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers and represents more than $100 billion in annual purchasing volume.