healthcare

Healthcare
Master Provider Management

The challenges of maintaining accurate and timely provider information is a common problem among providers and payers throughout healthcare.  Capsenta has identified a unique method utilizing emerging technologies to create a solution that is believed to significantly improve the quality and cost of maintaining this significant reference data.

Provider data is a key part of core enterprise data used by all healthcare providers.  Accurate provider information ensures revenue cycle payment precision, referrals, credentialing, accreditation, licensing, electronic health records, web listings, research, teaching responsibilities and myriad other functions at a medical center are correct.  Poor or declining quality of provider information leads to patient dis-satisfaction, inaccurate billing and recovery costs, quality issues and potential liability. Capsenta has developed new technology that does not require retiring a relational data source or creating a new parallel target triple-store.  The source relational database can remain intact without interference with its relational connections.

medical-devices

Medical Device Identification

The cardiac rhythm management (CRM) market continues to experience a rapid pace of accelerating change in global markets, leading to significant discussions around strategy and emerging business solutions. Never have we’ve seen a time when more trends are converging, leading to the need for transformational service models, seeking to reduce cost while delivering increasing value to hospital customers. These forces are having, or will soon have, a profound impact on everyone — from doctors to their patients to healthcare vendors. Strategic discussions are dominated by changes in the healthcare environment, which will affect CRM device manufactures ability to serve patients, while remaining profitable.

With the primary device manufacturers having proprietary technologies, as part of the normal care provider follow-up, these patients are monitored through a transmitter on a daily basis for concerns related to their device or abnormalities associated with their condition. These monitored events are similar for all vendors and are identified as a safety precautions with the respective vendor systems.

Recognizing the need to operate more efficiently, while reducing its service costs, new technologies have recently been introduced to the market allowing universal, vendor specific transmitters to be placed in ancillary venues in a hospital or practice enabling devices of all types to be quickly monitored. The best example is the placement of a transmitter in the emergency room. The value of a transmitter in the emergency room is that it allows a patient entering that venue to be quickly interrogated and for a determination to be instantly made whether there is a problem with their device or they have experienced arrhythmic or shocking episodes. This is an ideal workflow to reduce inappropriate readmissions to an organization, improve the patient care pathway and avoid the need to request a device rep to facilitate the unscheduled device interrogation.

As part of the workflow process described, it is not only important to have a centralized mechanism to monitor, but also to accurately identify the patient, and collect and organize implantable device data from the (CRM) device manufacturers to make it actionable for the provider care team.

constitute

Legal

Constitutional design and redesign is constant. Over the last 200 years, countries have replaced their constitutions an average of every 19 years and some have amended them almost yearly. A basic problem in the drafting of these documents is the search and analysis of model text deployed in other jurisdictions. Traditionally, this process has been ad hoc and the results suboptimal. As a result, drafters generally lack systematic information about the institutional options and choices available to them. In order to address this informational need, the investigators developed a web application, Constitute [online at http://www.constituteproject.org, with the use of semantic technologies.

Constitute provides searchable access to the world’s constitutions using the conceptualization, texts, and data developed by the Comparative Constitutions Project. An OWL ontology represents 330 topics”{ e.g. right to health { with which the investigators have tagged relevant provisions of nearly all constitutions in force as of September of 2013. The tagged texts were then converted to an RDF representation using R2RML mappings and Capsenta’s Ultrawrap. The portal implements semantic search features to allow constitutional drafters to read, search, and compare the world’s constitutions. The goal of the project is to improve the efficiency and systematization of constitutional design and, thus, to support the independence and self-reliance of constitutional drafters.

View Constitute Case Study Special Report: The App that helps you Draft a Constitution

transportation

Transportation

Problem: Monitoring Containers in the Transportation Industry
Logistics and Transportation Industry works as a complex system where different databases interact with each other dynamically. ARKAS Holding is one of Turkey’s leading logistics and transportation companies. It operates in different fields such as sea, land, rail, air transportation, ship operations and port operations. The objective is to transport a container from a start location to an end location. One of the most important problems is monitoring containers. Each step of the container transportation process may be performed by a different company. Therefore, monitoring the container’s lifecycle in real time is a challenging engineering task because these processes run in parallel on different software systems. The end goal is to have managers and customers able to track the container in the transportation process.

Ege University, Bimar Information Technology Services and Capsenta are working together to develop a container monitoring system based on Semantic Web technologies[1]. The goal of using Semantic Web technologies is to decrease the cost of integration and dependencies between software systems.

[1] This project is funded by the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology