Healthcare Data Analytics

Towards Data-Driven Healthcare

The Need for Modernization

Healthcare companies are experiencing a reckoning. In the United States, the rising cost of care coupled with poor health outcomes has prompted financial and regulatory incentives for care providers to pursue value-based care. Competition from alternatives to traditional care providers, including a wave of disruptors with broad and deep experience building digital, data-driven customer experiences across industries, is renewing the focus on patient centricity.

Data is the key to achieving value-based care and patient centricity. Yet many healthcare companies are struggling with silos that prohibit a comprehensive view of available patient data, and are burdened with legacy data platforms that cannot deliver insights at the speed their care teams require.

Providers, payors, and healthcare technology companies rely on Vertica to unify disparate data volumes, deliver timely insights, operationalize machine learning, deliver patient-centric experiences, and meet value-based care objectives.

IDC Report:
Toward Data-Driven Healthcare

Many healthcare teams know they need to become data-driven, but what does that require?

IDC explores the technology, culture, and process requirements necessary for healthcare delivery organizations to leverage data for patient centricity and value-based outcomes.


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Extreme Scale and Performance


Manage ever-growing volumes of data, reduce time to insight, and meet stringent SLAs.



Bring together operational, clinical, and financial data to provide an organization-wide view of the data, improve decision making, and drive operational efficiency.

In-Database Machine Learning


Enable citizen data scientists with SQL-based in-database machine learning functionality that reduces the most common barriers to operationalizing machine learning.

Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Cloud


An increasing number of healthcare organizations will require analytics on-premises and in the cloud. Reduce the risk of cloud decisions by enabling analytics wherever the data resides.

Increased Competition

Consumers have more choices to receive care, including Urgent Care facilities, retail clinics, and a wave of digital disruptors focused on leveraging data to improve the customer experience. Patient centricity and reduced friction between patients and care providers will be critical for success in an increasingly crowded and digital market.

Learn how Cerner is using Vertica to decrease physician burnout and recommend more effective treatment options.

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An Aging IT Infrastructure

Mergers & Acquisitions, along with risk-aversion, have left healthcare companies with an aging IT infrastructure. Providers are burdened with legacy databases, and have been slow to embrace the cloud. Analytical use cases across operational, clinical, and financial business units require insights and access to data faster than the current data stack allows.

Learn how Barnes Jewish Hospital modernized their analytics with Vertica to build an insights-driven culture, particularly at the point of care.

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Data Silos in Healthcare

The growth and proliferation of data silos within healthcare organizations are limiting the extent to which analytics can be used to address modern healthcare initiatives, such as creating a consolidated longitudinal patient record, or reducing preventable readmissions. Business leaders and care providers need access to operational, clinical, and financial data to improve operational efficiency and patient outcomes.

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Ready to become data-driven?

Find out how Vertica can help healthcare companies prepare, predict, and scale for the future.