SOURCE: Information Builders

Information Builders

October 16, 2014 08:38 ET

Information Builders Announces Omni-Patient Product Built on NetApp Storage Arrays

Enhanced Offering Eases Data Capture and Analysis for Healthcare Providers

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 16, 2014) - Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity and integration solutions, today announced the Information Builders Omni-Patient™ product built on NetApp® storage arrays. With this offering, healthcare organizations are empowered to capture and analyze their data to improve operations, contain costs, meet stringent regulatory demands, and, most importantly, maximize the quality of patient care.

Running Information Builders' Omni-Patient application on reliable, high-performance NetApp FAS systems enables users to seamlessly scale storage infrastructures to keep pace with increasing patient data requirements. Healthcare providers across regions have already seen the benefits. Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), the leading healthcare provider in its Pennsylvania-area community, treats patients across ten health centers and numerous primary and specialty care physician practices. In addition to comprehensive medical care, the organization also provides pharmacy, imaging, lab and preferred provider services. LVHN utilizes Omni-Patient and the WebFOCUS business analytics platform from Information Builders housed on a reliable, high-performance NetApp FAS storage system platform with clustered Data ONTAP.

"Now more than ever, excellent patient care relies on staff having the tools to access the most up-to-date information to enhance the clinical decision-making process," said Donald L. Levick, MD, MBA -- chief medical information officer at LVHN. "With a web-based system in place, our clinicians can access this type of information in real time, making them more efficient. Information Builders' robust business intelligence capabilities combined with NetApp data storage high performance and availability, will help us map out a successful data strategy to help our clinicians provide quality patient care."

"Working together, NetApp and Information Builders make it possible for healthcare professionals to use and share thousands of terabytes of clinical data to make informed decisions," said Dave Nesvisky, executive director of NetApp Healthcare. "Our joint customers can implement these solutions with confidence, knowing that they will get a centralized, high-performance storage solution to help them achieve cost efficiencies and overcome operational and productivity hurdles with improved data management, sharing, and archiving."

Omni-Patient is an enterprise master data application that combines an enterprise master patient index (EMPI) with pre-packaged models to provide full patient identity management, and easily achieve a 360-degree view of key entities, with a single golden record for each patient, provider, payer, workforce and facility. Out-of-the-box, Omni-Patient includes an EMPI, data quality and integration, an enterprise data warehouse, and optional ACO/PQRS/MU compliance metrics. Omni-Patient overcomes the challenges associated with fragmented information architectures by integrating and enriching all activity across all applications and systems at the patient and event level.

"Today's healthcare providers face tremendous challenges as they juggle patient data stemming from myriad systems and organizations," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. "Add to that pressure from government regulators and competitors, and healthcare organizations can quickly become buried in data management and reporting processes. Information Builders is dedicated to assisting our clients in the healthcare industry with the effective capture and analysis of critical patient data. The Omni-Patient product built on NetApp storage arrays further expands users' abilities to make comprehensive, timely, and complete information readily available to everyone involved in the patient care cycle, ultimately improving quality of care."

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Information Builders helps organizations transform data into business value. Our software solutions for business intelligence and analytics, integration, and data integrity empower people to make smarter decisions, strengthen customer relationships, and drive growth. Our dedication to customer success is unmatched in the industry. That's why tens of thousands of leading organizations rely on Information Builders to be their trusted partner. Founded in 1975, Information Builders is headquartered in New York, NY, with offices around the world, and remains one of the largest independent, privately held companies in the industry. Visit us at, follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs, like us on Facebook, and visit our LinkedIn page.