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Big Data Challenges in Healthcare

There are several big data processing and data-centric security challenges in biomedicine and healthcare today, including:

  • health insurance companies running promotional and fraud detection data warehouses which need fast integration, cleansing, reformatting, and analysis of claim data
  • genomic data transformation and analytics
  • pharmaceutical companies manipulating and reporting on sales, manufacturing, and supply chain data
  • HIPAA-covered entities and business associates like marketers or processors of patient and prescription databases who need to find, de-ID, and audit Protected Health Information (PHI) to comply with the Safe Harbor Rule, and/or score the risk of re-identification to comply with the Expert Determination Method rule
  • DBAs and developers requiring safe, intelligent test data 

IRI software applicable to data-driven use cases in the healthcare sector includes:

  • IRI Voracity - to discover, integrate, govern (mask, risk-score, prototype, track), and analyze ePHI, leveraging all of the functions in these products which are also available standalone:
  • IRI FACT (Fast Extract) - to rapidly unload Oracle, MS SQL, and other DBs, and run in Voracity ETL jobs
  • IRI CoSort (SortCL program) - to optimize and combine transformation and reporting on HL7, CSV, JSON files, and tables
  • IRI FieldShield - to redact, encrypt, pseudonymize, and otherwise de-ID and anonymize PHI and PII in DBs and flat files
  • IRI CellShield - to discover, then mask, encrypt, and pseudonymize (and audit) PHI in Excel® spreadsheets
  • IRI DarkShield - to discover, deliver, and delete 'hidden' PHI in unstructured text, image, document, and NoSQL sources
  • IRI RowGen - to populate test DBs and files with production-quality data (without requiring real data)

IRI also works with experts in healthcare analytics, like Scalable Healthcare, and teaches HIPAA SH/EDM compliance with statisticians and attorneys in courses like this.

IRI customers in this broad category include:

  • Accenture
  • AIM Health
  • Aon Hewitt
  • Appistry
  • Assubel
  • Aventis
  • Aviva
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • BUPA
  • Cigna
  • Codman Group
  • Esai Pharmaceuticals
  • Excelus
  • General Dynamics (ViPS MCSource)
  • Geisinger Health
  • Genome Institute of Singapore
  • Health Alliance Plan
  • Health Canada
  • Highmark Health
  • Lexis/Nexis (EDIWatch)
  • Mayo Clinic
  • McKesson
  • MedicX
  • Physicians Mutual
  • Pinnacol Assurance
  • Regence Group
  • Sato Pharmaceuticals
  • Singapore Ministry of Health
  • Texas Tech Health Sciences
  • United Healthcare
  • Unlimited Care
  • Wellpoint

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