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MarkLogic® Database Integrates Data from Silos to Create Real-Time Information Flows and “360 Views” of Data that Improve Insights and Patient Care, Reduce Costs, and Decrease the Time to Value of Mergers and Acquisitions

Las Vegas – Feb. 29, 2016 – MarkLogic Corporation, a leading operational and transactional Enterprise NoSQL database, announced today at the 2016 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference & Exhibition that global healthcare organizations and government agencies rely on the MarkLogic® database to leverage their data to better serve customers and exceed business goals. The MarkLogic database integrates data from silos, creating “360 views” of data as well as real-time information flows for organizations like M*Modal and By allowing customers to leverage all their data, MarkLogic helps improve patient care and business decisions, streamline merger and acquisition (M&A) processes and data exchange, and reduce administrative, operational and billing costs. To date, the MarkLogic database serves two of the top five commercial healthcare payers and all of the top three Medicare/Medicaid Manager Care Payers.

Data integration is the number one challenge of healthcare organizations, resulting in $342 billion in lost benefits per year, according to a recent MeriTalk study. The volume of stored healthcare data has quadrupled since 2010; this may explain why healthcare providers commonly ignore 90 percent of the data they generate. Traditional solutions like relational databases, Extract Transform and Load (ETL) tools and data silos are not designed for today’s data challenges and are not agile, timely or cost-efficient (in fact, many medical entities are struggling to eliminate data silos). To resolve these issues and realize additional benefits, healthcare organizations, agencies, suppliers and systems integrators are implementing new generation technologies like the MarkLogic database to integrate data from silos, making their infrastructure more agile in order to surpass business goals.

“We support many thousands of concurrent users in many healthcare facilities, and encode millions of speech-based documents each day in real time — and we could not accomplish this with a relational database. The volume and disparate types of data demanded the use of a new generation technology, which is why we chose the MarkLogic database,” Aaron Brauser, vice president, Solutions Management, M*Modal. “Building our solution on the MarkLogic database allows us to analyze narrative clinical documentation in real-time using M*Modal’s proprietary Natural Language Understanding technology. Using this unique, real-time clinical intelligence, we are able to enable our clients to identify and correct gaps in patient care and documentation as the physician creates the clinical note. This helps our clients deliver better, smarter and faster patient care while improving the physician workflow and experience.”

“Today’s modern data challenges are best met with technology designed for modern data requirements. Add in an ever-changing and volatile, policy-driven environment into an IT infrastructure challenge, and you know you need something powerful yet agile to meet changing requirements,” said Henry Chao, former deputy chief information office and deputy director of the office of technology solutions, CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services). “With the MarkLogic database, we were able to accomplish CMS goals in just months and to date, the CMS has over 11 million subscribers.”

Real-time information flows deliver dynamic information delivery, and 360 Views aggregate all applicable information about each customer (patient, employee, etc.). These benefits, as delivered by the MarkLogic database, help healthcare agencies and corporations in numerous ways:

  • Deliver the Highest Level of Care. With a 360 View of a patient’s information, physicians and care coordination teams can more quickly and accurately make diagnoses, recommend interventions and monitor progress.
  • Improve Time to Value of M&A. The MarkLogic database has a flexible data model that provides the ability to ingest data “as is,” affordable scalability to rapidly support new users, built-in search to make data discoverable, and government-grade security. These traits help organizations to quickly and cost-effectively realize the value of the M&A activity, while maintaining security and availability even as volumes of new data sources come on line.
  • Make Better and Faster Business Decisions. The MarkLogic database helps make analytics much more effective because the information is up-to-date, accurate and comprehensive. As a result, organizations can more confidently and quickly roll out new services and products, enter new markets and more.
  • Reduce Costs. The MarkLogic database integrates data from silos “as is,” which reduces or eliminates the need for costly and time-consuming ETL (Extract-Transform-Load) tools.

“As the healthcare industry undergoes rapid and significant change, successful organizations understand they need to leverage insights across all of their data in order to adapt in a competitive marketplace, and optimally serve their patients, consumers and employees. This requires easier and cost-effective data integration within a secure, fully transactional system,” said Bill Fox, JD, MA, vice president, Healthcare and Life Sciences, MarkLogic. “The MarkLogic database was built from the ground up with enterprise features such as government-grade security and high availability. But it also has a flexible architecture that can quickly and easily integrate heterogeneous data—images, text, videos, etc.—as is. This unique combination of enterprise essentials and agility is propelling healthcare organizations on the path to innovation and success.”

More Information

Visit MarkLogic to learn more about the MarkLogic database.
To learn more about’s implementation of the MarkLogic database, check out this blog post, case study and infographic.
To learn more about M*Modal and its implementation of the MarkLogic database, read the case study.