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Clinical IT solutions provider announces support for Microsoft Corp's HDInsight

Ascribe has announced that it is supporting Microsoft Corps HDInsight in healthcare. HDInsight is Microsofts distribution of Apache Hadoop for the Wind...

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|Dec 20|magazine5 min read

Ascribe has announced that it is supporting Microsoft Corp’s HDInsight in healthcare. HDInsight is Microsoft’s distribution of Apache Hadoop for the Windows Azure and Windows server platforms. 

Through this support, the leading provider of clinical IT solutions will provide health and social care professionals with real-time analysis of large volumes of data, enabling clinicians to make better informed clinical and operational decisions to improve the safety, quality and cost-effectiveness of care.

Microsoft HDInsight is an enterprise-ready Hadoop service, based on the Hortonworks Data Platform, that enables customers to seamlessly store and process data of all types, including structured, unstructured, and real-time data in order to achieve rich insights and drive the operational efficiencies.

The technology can process large volumes of data from disparate data sources, in the different formats in closer to real-time so the information can be used to improve the business and clinical efficiency and quality.

Ascribe has agreed to work with Microsoft on this technology in the health and social care sector.

Paul Henderson, Head of Ascribe’s Business and Clincial Intelligence division said, “Ascribe are delighted to have been selected to participate in the programme.” Mr. Paul also said, “Many healthcare organisations have good business and clinical intelligence based on their clinical systems, however there is still knowledge locked away in case notes and other text, which would be useful if only they could get at it, in an efficient way. If you add the data generated by patients and the public using social media – either about them personally or their environment – then you have huge volumes of insightful data. The challenge is sifting it to find the golden pieces of knowledge that make a difference to the way we work. We believe that the Microsoft platform is uniquely placed to address this problem and are very much looking forward to participating in the programme.”

From trust-wide EPR solutions through to individual departmental clinical systems and services, Ascribe delivers IT solutions that cater to all secondary care clinical requirements.