While every industry has much to gain from a data-inspired future, the healthcare sector arguably holds the most far-reaching, transformative promise. In this field, the insights data reveals can vastly improve population health management practices, rein in runaway costs and, most importantly, save lives.
But it’s not easy to create a strong, agile and secure data service for healthcare, which is subject to multiple audit regimens and requires numerous data models to serve a wide range of constituencies. To keep diverse systems current requires an architecture capable of real-time data synchronization.
Liaison Technologies’ award-winning ALLOYTM platform, the world’s first data Platform as a Service (dPaaS), meets these challenges by using MapR Distribution. MapR Technologies is the provider of the top-ranked distribution for ApacheTM Hadoop®.
MapR’s stream-first architectures deployed on ALLOY can meet the unique challenges of healthcare big data integration, management and audit requirements. A recent post by MapR Solutions Architect Carol McDonald provides a detailed and fascinating overview of how it works.
McDonald’s post describes MapR Streams, a new distributed messaging system that enables real-time message/event exchanges. The post details and illustrates how messages/events are partitioned, delivered and stored to enable the stream to function as a system of record.
The post also analyzes the role of Liaison’s ALLOY HealthTM Platform, which was designed specifically for the healthcare and life sciences industries. It provides an overview of how ALLOY Health enables healthcare and life sciences customers to generate better analysis via high-quality, harmonized data, using the customer’s existing data analytics and business intelligence solutions.
McDonald highlights the Georgia Health Connect (GaHC) case study. GaHC, a state health information network, uses the ALLOY Health Platform to analyze and explore data from hospitals, practices, labs, etc., as well as a health information exchange that takes in data from multiple systems.
By storing, managing and harmonizing data, the ALLOY Health Platform enables population health queries that can yield insights to help clinicians and administrators address issues such as provider efficacy and chronic health condition management. And since the entire ALLOY Platform has been certified compliant with major standards such as HIPAA, PCI DSS and SOC 2, customers can confidently work with auditors.
The blog provides a valuable demonstration of how ALLOY’s support for MapR Hadoop distribution empowers healthcare users to benefit from a cloud-based data repository within the context of a complete data management framework, using MapR’s stream-first architectures to disrupt the traditional healthcare data management and processing approach. Read the post in full here.