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In this video, Richard Cramer, chief healthcare strategist, and Scott Fingerhut, senior director, product marketing, CEP, Informatica, discuss healthcare and CEP (Complex Event Processing).
Richard and Scott cover the following topics:
- What is CEP;
- How CEP pertains to healthcare;
- How CEP differs from data warehouse analytics;
- What some of the applications of CEP are in the healthcare environment; and,
- Where the opportunities are for companies who have already invested heavily in meaningful use and EHRs.
In this video, Richard Cramer, chief healthcare strategist, Informatica, talks about the opportunities for healthcare organizations to move data forward. He touches on relationship analytics, master data management (MDM), data quality and Complex Event Processing (CEP). He specifically answers the following questions:
- What are some of the major opportunities for healthcare organizations to move data forward?
- What technology is most poised to deliver benefits to healthcare organizations today?
- How can Informatica help healthcare organizations in their quest to deliver proactive medicine?
This is my fourth blog in a series on the subject of “Informatica & Applications”. You can read my previous blogs here:
- The Future of Applications (1): From Sustaining to Enhancing to Transforming
- The Future of Applications (2): Lowering Costs & Complexity
- The Future of Applications (3): Enhancing Apps to Modernize Business Processes
In the era of big data we are seeing “big” changes in how customers are collaborating. These changes are forcing enterprises to review how they interact with their customers and transform their business processes.
For too long we have built applications that treat human beings as impersonal entities – account numbers in banking; telephone numbers in telcos; and social security numbers in healthcare. A big lesson that the social network is teaching us is that we all want to be treated as human beings. We want to be appreciated for who we are, and that is not an asset on a balance sheet! (more…)
Our customer executives delivered some inspiring presentations at our recent Informatica World conference on how master data management (MDM) is enabling strategic business imperatives such as increasing revenue by making more relevant cross-sell offers, improving regulatory compliance with more effective reporting, and streamlining key business processes such as order-to-cash to improve the customer experience. A big thank you to all the presenters for sharing their stories!
These innovative companies are using MDM to better leverage their business-critical data about customers, products, channel partners, suppliers, employees and so on to do two things: 1) enable strategic imperatives or 2) solve pressing business problems. If you were at Informatica World this year, but were unable to attend these MDM customer sessions, you can get access to the presentations online by searching for these titles. (more…)
The only way for HealthDetail to hold or increase margins was to think differently. The company’s provider directory business supplies accurate and compliant healthcare directories for Medicaid and other health insurers. The problem was that the volume of data coming in and the breadth of different sources it was derived from threatened to overwhelm the existing database. HealthDetail could either invest in dedicated database administration resources, at great expense, or consider a more innovative solution: cloud-based data integration.
I was chatting with some colleagues in the healthcare industry last week. We were discussing the latest healthcare reforms in the USA and the role that technology plays. Indeed the recent announcement by the World Health Organization that the Swine Flu epidemic has been raised to “pandemic” status is a clear indicator of the need to focus on saving lives. There is nothing more powerful, or emotional, than hearing about lives being saved. Technology plays a critical role in today’s society, but it is the ability to use technology to understand trusted data and then make life-saving decisions based on it is especially critical.
We were talking about a variety of examples of where a better understanding of data helps improve lives and save lives. I want to talk about how and why data is critical. Data allows us to understand what is happening, who is affected, where disease is spreading and how to combat it. It’s not applications, or business process or people. Yes, all of these help – but at the heart of the ability to understand health is “data”. We live in a real-time world where health issues are reported at the speed of light across the internet before we even wake up. We all watch, we all listen and we all observe. Yet, how do we act? How do we take in the data and act upon it? (more…)
A couple of years back, I spoke with an IT manager at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, who described the complexity and cost involved in storing X-ray records to comply with HIPAA regulations. For example, medical records need to be maintained for the life of the patient, and X-ray images need to be maintained for at least seven years.
An X-ray image may be a high-priority item within the first month of a medical procedure, but after that, chances are it will never be needed again. Thus, information needs to be stored in different tiers, at different priority levels.
Healthcare establishments from coast to coast are facing similar challenges on many different levels. (more…)