HealthCare Anytime needed a modern database platform to better manage its customer’s vast amount of patient data and found DataStax Enterprise to be the ‘Holy Grail’ solution it was looking for.
“I had been looking for a Holy Grail solution to fit our big data needs and full text searching appeared to be the missing link. Large database vendors were not able to provide us with cost effective solutions so when DataStax came out with support for Solr in DataStax Enterprise, we became intensely interested.” -Terrell Deppe, HealthCare Anytime
Company: HealthCare Anytime
Overview: HealthCare Anytime provides Web-based portal solutions that assist healthcare organizations in achieving meaningful use, optimized operations, and increased patient and staff satisfaction. The company, which was established in 2000, operates with a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business model. HealthCare Anytime handles all hosting, implementation, training, and ongoing support for their customers.
Terrell Deppe, CTO at HealthCare Anytime, says that the company’s solutions are distinctive in the way that they make healthcare more affordable and approachable for patients and their healthcare providers.
“Our solution is hosted in a cloud environment, and is agnostic in the way it integrates with various electronic health record (EHR) and healthcare information system (HIS) vendors. That makes us pretty unique: We are like the Switzerland of healthcare,” Deppe says. “Hospitals, clinics and physician practices enjoy the benefits of patient engagement without being locked into a particular EMR/HIS vendor. We travel and grow with them as their needs change and their business evolves.”
Data Size: 1 6-node cluster
Challenge: Being able to smartly consume, analyze, and search both high velocity data coming into its online healthcare patient and provider portal systems, and manage the large amounts of existing data that was already being maintained in a way that was cost effective
Solution: DataStax Enterprise, which easily consumes fast incoming data with Apache Cassandra, and also provides analytics and search on that same data with Apache Hadoop and Solr in a single, integrated database cluster.