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Perficient Moves Critical Health Data Compass’ Data Warehouse to Google Cloud Platform
By: Business Wire
Sep. 13, 2017 12:26 PM
Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT) ("Perficient"), the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000® and other large enterprise customers throughout North America, today announced it has moved a massive Colorado medical data warehouse into the cloud. The success significantly advances healthcare analytics in that region.
Health Data Compass supports a multi-pronged analytics initiative for breakthroughs in personalized medicine – tailored medical services based on an individual’s predicted response or risk of disease – and integrates data from two major hospital systems, a physician billing plan, and scientific laboratories at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Perficient helped redesign and re-platform Health Data Compass’ data warehouse, from an off-the-shelf commercial solution hosted by the University of Colorado to Google Cloud Platform, due to inefficiencies preventing the optimized use of the warehouse’s capabilities.
Health Data Compass was slowed by extensive infrastructure maintenance such as hardware management, security patches, and networking issues. By implementing Google Cloud Platform for enterprise data warehouse development, Perficient’s cross-functional team of experts resolved the technical issues plaguing the warehouse’s progress.
“Under the old system, we were spending a lot of our time and money just keeping the lights on and not actually advancing the project to the point where we could deliver great services,” said Michael Ames, associate director for Health Data Compass. “Perficient provided crucial expertise in helping navigate our conversation to the cloud. The cloud is providing us with a much better platform for quickly spinning up powerful environments for Big Data analytics, data visualization, and data distribution.”
Health Data Compass is a joint initiative of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado Medicine, UCHealth, and Children’s Hospital Colorado. It is part of the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine, which advances the health of patients, families, and communities through data-driven science that enables evidence-based disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
Perficient provides industry thought leadership and strategic technology consulting insights that help our health care clients transform to meet today’s digital consumer experience demands. Our strategic guidance results in pragmatic technology solutions that improve clinical, financial, and operational efficiency and enable innovation. Perficient serves 80 of the world’s largest health sciences organizations.
“Perficient is proud to serve the University of Colorado and advance the Health Data Compass initiative,” said Matt Castle, vice president, Health Sciences at Perficient. “Our core business and technology solutions include strategy and advisory services, enterprise data and analytics, and Connected Health. We are focused on digital and data – two critical components for healthcare organizations looking to enable innovation, achieve growth, improve performance, and manage risk.”
A leading partner for many of the world’s most innovative cloud platform providers, Perficient often provides direct support and influence on new features and services, and the company’s intelligent sourcing model allows for cost-competitive solutions across cloud platforms.
“Perficient’s openness, transparency, and broad skill set in areas we needed are all reasons why we found working with Perficient to be a very productive partnership,” Ames said.
Perficient is also at the forefront of industry thought leadership on digital transformation – a means of modernizing the systems that create, deliver, and sustain meaningful customer experiences.
Perficient is the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000® and enterprise customers throughout North America. With unparalleled information technology, management consulting, and creative capabilities, Perficient and its Perficient Digital agency deliver vision, execution, and value with outstanding digital experience, business optimization, and industry solutions. Our work enables clients to improve productivity and competitiveness; grow and strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers, and partners; and reduce costs. Perficient's professionals serve clients from a network of offices across North America and offshore locations in India and China. Traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, Perficient is a member of the Russell 2000 index and the S&P SmallCap 600 index. Perficient is an award-winning Platinum Level IBM business partner, a Microsoft National Service Provider and Gold Certified Partner, an Oracle Platinum Partner, an Adobe Premier Partner, and a Platinum Salesforce Consulting Partner. For more information, visit www.perficient.com.
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