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  1. 1. The Datanex™ Platform<br />Cloud Computing for Healthcare<br />Peter Schwoerer<br />Datanex Product Specialist<br />Sentry Data Systems, Inc. <br />August 11, 2009<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Cloud Computing Introduction<br />Terminology<br />Hallmarks of Cloud Computing<br />Infrastructure vs. Platforms<br />Why Cloud Computing?<br />Requirements of a Healthcare Cloud<br />The Datanex Platform: The Healthcare Cloud<br />Datanex Overview<br />Datanex Components<br /><ul><li>About Sentry</li></li></ul><li>Cloud Computing Defined<br />Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on demand network access to a shared pool of configurable resources that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.<br />
  3. 3. 5 Essential Characteristicsof Cloud Computing<br />On-demand self service – Unilaterally provision computing capabilities.<br />Network Access – Network accessed through standard mechanisms.<br />Pooled Resources – Supports multitenant model<br />Rapid Elasticity – Rapid provisioning and scaling down of resources<br />Measured Service – Cloud systems automatically control and optimize resource use as needed. Pay for what you need and use, only!<br />
  4. 4. Cloud Delivery Models<br />Software as a Service (SaaS) – User provider’s applications over a network<br />Platform as a Service (PaaS) – Deploy customer created applications to a cloud<br />Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) - Rent processing, storage, network, capacity, and other fundamental computing resources<br />
  5. 5. Delivery Model Architectures<br />
  6. 6. Deployment Models<br />Private Clouds – Cloud infrastructure is solely for one organization, on or offsite<br />Community Cloud – Cloud infrastructure is shared by several organizations<br />Public Cloud – Infrastructure is made available to the general public or industry groups<br />Hybrid Cloud – Infrastructure is a composite of two or more cloud types<br />
  7. 7. Hallmarks of Cloud Computing<br />Virtualized Components<br />On-demand Provisioning<br />On-demand Scalability<br />Accessed and Delivered via the Network<br />Utilization Based Billing<br />
  8. 8. Cloud Infrastructure vs. Cloud Platforms<br />Cloud Infrastructure<br />Closely matches physical components (machines, RAM, CPU, storage space)<br />Interchangeable with physical machines<br />“Virtual Datacenter”<br />Cloud Platforms<br />Abstracted infrastructure components<br />Focused on deploying applications<br />APIs used by developers to access Cloud Resources and Data Structures<br />
  9. 9. Examples of Different Cloud Offerings<br />Infrastructure<br />Amazon Web Services (EC2 and S3)<br />GoGrid<br />Platforms<br />Google AppEngine<br />Salesforce<br />Facebook<br />
  10. 10. Why Cloud Computing?<br />Cheaper<br />Deployment<br />Operation<br />Startup Costs<br />Easier<br />Deployment<br />Scalability<br />Safer<br />Faster<br />More Reliable<br />
  11. 11. What’s Required of a Healthcare Cloud?<br />Security<br />SAS70<br />HIPAA<br />PCI<br />Secure Connectivity<br />VPNS<br />Hospital Claims<br />Processing<br />Pharmacy Claims Processing<br />Encryption<br />Aggregation of Disparate Data Sets from Multiple Environments and Locations<br />Support of Healthcare Formats<br />Support of Healthcare Code Sets<br />
  12. 12. The Datanex™ Platform<br />Processes hundreds of millions of transactions per day (real-time and batch)<br />Brokers connections between hundreds of healthcare entities <br />Hospitals<br />Pharmacies<br />Claims Clearinghouses<br />
  13. 13. The Datanex™ Platform Supports <br />Three Sentry Data Systems applications for hundreds of clients<br />Over 10 Million Patients, comprised of 2 Billion Patient Health Record Units (HRUs)<br />More than 50,000 Providers, comprised of over a Million Health Record Units (HRUs)<br />
  14. 14. The Datanex™ Platform is Ideal<br />Ideal application of the Datanex™ Platform includes:<br />Cutting Costs Related to TraditionalServer Maintenance, Procurement, and Deployment<br />Securely communicating between different locations and applications<br />Knitting Together Multiple “Silos” of Information<br />Quickly Building Complex Healthcare applications<br />Large Organizations that need flexibility and scalability<br />Small Organizations that need to leverage the advantages of a large platform<br />
  15. 15. Datanex™ Platform Components<br />Infrastructure<br />GRID – Virtual Servers<br />NET – Network Transport<br />Platform<br />ETL – Extract, Transform, Load<br />QDC – Quantum Data Construct<br />API –Application Programming Interface<br />
  16. 16. Datanex™: GRID<br />Virtual Linux and Windows Servers<br />True on-demand deployment via web or API<br />Encrypted virtual machine instances (Linux only)<br />Snapshot backup service<br />Live Migration within Geographical Zones<br />Multiple Geographical Zones<br />Flexible sizing of instances based on RAM, Hard Disk, CPUs<br />Static IP Addresses per instance<br />KVM Hypervisor<br />
  17. 17. Datanex™: NET<br />Brokers formats such as HL7, EDI X12 (832, 850, 855, 856, 810, 837, 835), NCPDP, Flat Files, XML Based Formats, HCFA, UB92, UB04.<br />Reliable Transport<br />Secure Connections<br />
  18. 18. Datanex™: ETL<br />High Performance Extract, Transform, Load infrastructure<br />Supports all major Hospital Information Systems (HIS)<br />Quality Control of data feeds built in and proactively monitored<br />Processes millions of transactions per day<br />
  19. 19. Datanex™: QDC<br />Distributed non-relational database.<br />Processes data as it arrives according to predefined queries, distributes the results across available nodes.<br />Queries run in parallel across all available nodes, and provide astonishing performance not possible with relational databases.<br />
  20. 20. Datanex™: QDC<br />New queries are defined, processed by all nodes, and subsequently run on all incoming data.<br />Denormalization of Health Record Units (HRUs) means that aggregates and fast seeks are possible across the cluster.<br />
  21. 21. Datanex™: API<br />APIs are provided in a variety of modern languages (C/C++, Ruby, PHP, .NET, JAVA, Python)<br />Application registration and delivery<br />Query QDC according to your needs<br />Monitor your GRID and other platform instances<br />
  22. 22. About Sentry<br /> Sentry Data Systems, Inc., headquartered in  Deerfield Beach, FL, serves clients in over 25 states and its systems process millions of  healthcare transactions daily.<br />Contact Info: <br />Peter Schwoerer<br /><br />t: 800.411.4566 x.2518 <br />