Health care organisations are desperately in search of integrating information systems to meet their challenging data management demands. Data General Corporation and Atlanta-based Systems Techniques, Inc. (STI) have decided to work together in order to market STI's CONVERGE Integrated Data Warehousing System with Data General's AViiON family of Intel-based servers, which support Unix as well as Microsoft NT. The alliance between both companies should provide a delivering answer to the crying need for an end-to-end data warehousing solution for the health care industry.
STI has developed a sound implementation methodology for health care data management. In combination with this methodology, the CONVERGE Integrated Data Warehousing System is able to control the collection, transformation and distribution of critical data. The resulting data warehouse offers health care decision makers the ability to perform various practices, such as timely and accurate compliance and outcomes measurement, utilisation management and provider profiling. Data General's powerful open systems platform helps the thus created health care data models run smoothly. For Data General, which is headquartered in Westboro, the collaboration with STI forms an ideal opportunity to provide a cost-effective and functional data warehouse solution with use of its AViiON Unix or NT-based servers.
This integrated data warehousing solution reduces development time; resolves meta data and integration issues; supports data management, migration and transformation and finally diminishes the manpower required to build and maintain a warehouse. To determine what data should be in the warehouse constitutes a complicated matter that is often dealt with too carelessly by vendors and consultants, according to Jane Griffin, president of STI. CONVERGE has the unique property to hide the underlying complexity of the data structures. Instead, it links each user to the specific information he wants to consult at the very moment he needs it. In this way, every warehouse user can only obtain the data he actually is looking for.
Since STI is exclusively focused on the health care sector, the alliance with the health care division of Data General perfectly matches the philosophy of Michael Sutkowski, who is the general manager of this division. He believes it to be necessary to concentrate on a given industry in order to serve it properly. To everybody's satisfaction, the collaboration between the two companies puts in line decades of combined proven health care systems integration experience to meet the particular needs of the customers.