Pentaho Customers Showcase the Potential of IoT and Big Data Analytics in Healthcare

Pentaho Releases “Single View of Patient” Solution to Drive More Efficient, Data-Driven Decision-Making in Healthcare

April 12, 2017, San Francisco —

Pentaho, a Hitachi Group Company, today announced that customers including CipherHealth, Polaris, and Remedy Partners are embedding Pentaho’s unified data integration and analytics platform to improve quality of care and patient management. Using Pentaho Business Analytics to easily blend, prepare, analyze and visualize data from any source throughout the entire analytics pipeline, customers are able to drive healthcare transformation through the application of analytics and machine learning.

According to Grand View Research, “In the U.S., the healthcare expenditure is around 2.4 times higher than the global average and is anticipated to increase by 68.0% in the coming ten years.” In an effort to curtail rising costs, without sacrificing quality of care, healthcare organizations are becoming more data-driven. This created the new challenge of absorbing immensely more data than ever before—including patient data, patient satisfaction scores, insurance data, billing information, and patient website behavior—and that data is growing exponentially due to the Internet of Things in Healthcare. The Pentaho platform is perfectly designed to help ingest, streamline, transform and consolidate all of this data from patients or ‘medical things’ in order to determine the right treatment plans for improving patient care, reducing readmits and driving innovation.

 CipherHealth, a leader in providing healthcare communication and satisfaction improvement solutions, harnesses technology to improve patient outcomes and experiences. According to Zach Silverzweig, Co-Founder of CipherHealth, “Pentaho enables us to make healthcare easier and more approachable for hospitals, which ultimately improves the overall patient experience. The level of accuracy and insight we’re able to achieve now with our reporting process has given us a competitive advantage and the ability to spot trends in patient information and then take proactive action through preventative healthcare.”

New Single View of the Patient Solution

In direct response to customer demand, Pentaho introduced a new single view of the patient solution. Using this engineered method, healthcare organizations can create a 360-degree view of each patient so that scientists, clinicians, and hospital staff can use data to improve patient care and enhance patient and physician satisfaction.

Remedy Partners empowers patients, providers, and payers by providing actionable intelligence to healthcare facilities nationwide through its bundled payment solutions and services. According to Don Siddell, SVP, Application Development and QA of Remedy Partners, “The healthcare landscape is on the cusp of a revolutionary change, with the need to balance patient care with rising costs driving providers to look at data in new ways. With Pentaho Business Analytics embedded into our Episode Connect solution, we’re able to provide hospitals with real-time data that’s improving patient outcomes while lowering overall costs for healthcare providers."

Polaris Health Directions, a collaborative behavioral care technology company with more than 20 years of experience in behavioral health research, embedded Pentaho Business Analytics to create a seamless and intuitive way to share real-time information to medical providers. Constructing this single view of the patient allows clinicians to then actively calibrate treatment interventions to improve outcomes. According to Mark Anthony, CEO of Polaris Health Directions, “The utilization of real-time analytics produces a positive impact that is immediately realized in our customer’s efficiencies. On the individual level, more patients are being correctly assessed than ever before; in turn this is leading to improved health outcomes. In conjunction, generating figures on the population health scale allows a refreshed approach to an antiquated industry. This platform allows for data-derived business decisions in a manner never before seen.” 

With easy access to all data sources that provide a single view of the patient, key stakeholders within the organizations—including scientists, clinicians, and hospital Staff—will be able to:

  • Identify at-risk individuals for healthcare conditions, such as congestive heart failure or diabetes, and recommend proven treatment plans
  • Monitor patients in real time and alert care providers the moment there is a change in a patient’s condition
  • Implement provider scorecards to drive improvements and ensure consistent patient care
  • Reduce fraud and abuse with strict policies and procedures for safeguarding healthcare data

“Unstructured data accounts for 80% of the information that healthcare organizations rely on, with an increasing amount coming from IoT devices. Getting access to this data is essential for improving patient care and outcomes,” said Chuck Yarbrough, Senior Director, Solutions Marketing and Management, Pentaho, a Hitachi Group Company. “With Pentaho, healthcare organizations can quickly ingest, prepare, blend, and visualize all of their data from disparate sources to help them overcome the challenges brought forth by their highly-regulated and changing industry.”


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