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Use Cases Overview

Provider Data Management

The absence of an authoritative source(s) of truth for provider data has resulted in a fragmented, often company-specific effort by healthcare enterprises to obtain, cleanse and maintain provider data. Accuracy rates for Provider Directories average approximately 50% across the industry. The latency in obtaining updated data from network providers can take up to six months or more. This is because internalizing that new data, reconciling it against master systems of record, detecting change and then propagating that change to all affected systems of record containing information about those updated providers, and creating batch updates that are pushed to or throughout the enterprise can be extremely difficult, assuming it can be done at all. Current industry costs to date to yield this 50% accuracy rate are approaching $3 billion annually.See how our interoperability solutions are solving the problems with Provider Data Management.

Medication Reconciliation

In 2016-2017, Apex built and delivered a Medication Reconciliation & Allergy Review (“MedRec”) clinical application to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (“VA”). This MedRec application enabled the VA for the first time to federate, in near-real time, patient-specific data from different VA hospitals (including both medications and allergies) and to reconcile that data at the point of care. The MedRec application was integrated with another technology delivered by Apex to the VA, VistA.js, which was an enterprise microservices framework for federating and reconciling data (clinical or otherwise) across all 130+ instances of VistA, including write back to VistA, in support for clinic applications like MedRec and other Enterprise Shared Services.See how our technologies support clinical applications such as MedRec even when dealing with different health facilities operating different electronic health record platforms.

Mergers and Acquisitions

When one company acquires another, there is an urgent need to merge or otherwise integrate the acquired company’s IT into the new parent company’s enterprise stack. This problem can be so intractable for so many diverse reasons that a decision to leave them running independently is often inevitable. Various forms of bubble gum and band aids are then used to create the illusion of a unified enterprise data architecture, an illusion that is quickly dispelled by an audit. With Apex Unify!, there is no need for band aid, bubble gum, or illusions, because the path to unification is built around a coherent concept of novelty detection and truth propagation that no other solution offers.

The Apex Advantage

Apex Olympos™

Apex OlymposTM – our platform for rapid, agile development in a microservices-oriented world – brings your data systems and legacy applications into the 21st century by modernizing your architecture to current enterprise standards.

  • Transform client-server systems into n-tier distributed systems with maximum re-use of existing code and business logic quickly with proven tools, techniques and methods for legacy application modernization.
  • Lay the correct foundation for more advanced data sharing and collaboration with Olympos, then layer Apex DomainMaster or Apex Unify! on top for an approach to interoperability that is both robust and reliable.

Apex DomainMaster™

Apex DomainMaster™ brings the power of linked data and blockchain together on the desktop with a compelling new commercial database management system designed for the 21st century. With DomainMaster, it’s never been easier to collaborate or keep your disparate “data silos” in sync. Essentially “Unify! in a box,” Apex DomainMaster brings unparalleled productivity to the development of “semantic web” applications to the masses, even leveraging existing investments in traditional desktop SQL databases like MS Access.

  • Streamlined, iterative and exploratory development of domain concepts with intelligent data import/export capabilities well beyond traditional ETL approaches.
  • Create a single source of truth and align your system of record against it when new information is added to the system—even if the origin of the new information was externally generated!
  • Know that your data is always secure, always local, and impossible to corrupt or otherwise leak information.
  • Includes Apex Olympos.

Ready to go “Enterprise”?

Apex Unify!™ Platform

Apex Unify!™ is a full-stack distributed platform for semantic interoperability that is designed to overcome traditional technical and political barriers to data sharing in highly regulated, services-based industries like healthcare and finance. It can be used by large government and commercial enterprises to share patient or client data or by companies growing by acquisition to quickly bring disparate internal IT systems into corporate alignment.

  • Apex BlockSync™ with Apex ForeverDB™ provides secure, decentralized sharing of semantically rich, arbitrarily complex data across organizational and even domain boundaries.
  • Apex Synchronicity™ provides unparalleled processing power for semantic alignment of disparate IT systems.
  • Over time, existing systems can be enhanced, deprecated or replaced without fear of information loss, ever.
  • Includes Apex Olympos.

Unify! and DomainMaster both use or embed our game-changing technologies:

Apex ForeverDB™

Apex ForeverDB™ brings several innovations to the problem of global information management. It supports three high-level categories of data: “Eternal” storage (hence the name ForeverDB), “Long-term” storage, and “Short-term” storage. It also provides a granular model of truth over time in a world of multiple conflicting sources of truth and a novel concept of identity mapping that is uniquely suited to the problem of reconciling disparate data both internally and externally to the organization. With ForeverDB™, information loss is simply never a problem. 

Apex BlockSync™

Apex BlockSync™ is a blockchain-powered, optionally distributed transactor of novelty in a given domain designed to make sharing semantically rich information across systems and organizational boundaries part of the architectural “woodwork,” not yet another API-driven exchange of information. BlockSync tackles the complexity of data interoperability while preserving organizational autonomy with respect to critical business logic and choice of back-end technology stack. No participant is forced to use the same database software, just the same source of truth.

Apex Synchronicity™

Apex Synchronicity™ is the technology by which information held in “Long-term” and “Short-term” storage in ForeverDB is synchronized across multiple internal systems of record. It provides internal data federation as well as a coherent methodology for identifying discrepancies across local systems and updating them as these discrepancies are resolved. With Synchronicity’s lightweight design, no system of record is conscious of participating in federation at all. Legacy systems of record can be replaced without fear of losing information, ever. 

Apex Team Collaborate™

Apex Team Collaborate™ simplifies data reconciliation and truth propagation by empowering your teams to vet new information as it enters the system, especially when errors or discrepancies are detected, forcing human intervention and workflow. With Team Collaborate, every reconciliation session is an opportunity to improve both efficiency and usability, providing analytics that will ensure continual process improvement—not to mention happier users—over time. Team Collaborate’s front-end, Apex DocuMentor™, ensures critical, timely documentation of each resolution. 

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