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Health Clinic Improves Chronic Care with Pentaho Business Analytics

August 16, 2012

University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine deploys Pentaho to create evidence-based treatment protocol for more aggressive treatments and to keep patients on their therapeutic targets

August 16, 2012, San Francisco — Delivering the future of business analytics, Pentaho Corporation today announced that the Bedlam Longitudinal Clinic, a branch of the Medical Program at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine in Tulsa has incorporated Pentaho Business Analytics into its teaching curriculum. The Community Health Clinic uses Pentaho Business Analytics as a feedback tool for teaching panel management to collaborative teams of medical, nursing, pharmacy and social work students.

Using customized Pentaho reports, medical students track vital statistics for chronically ill patients, such as blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels for diabetes patients. The reports let the students see how panels of patients respond to specific treatments and then design corresponding interventions, such as increased frequency of clinic visits, to try and affect better outcomes.

Overall, Pentaho has provided the Bedlam Clinic with an evidence-based treatment protocol that translates into more aggressive treatments, such as increasing the dosage of medications every two weeks instead of every three months. Students are able to view and analyze data from an entire panel of patients, provide consistent and preventive care without requiring patients to be present and help them move toward their therapeutic target.

“We are moving from taking care of patients in an office to looking at an entire panel of patients and caring for them wherever they are,” said Dr. Ronald Saizow, Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean of Academic Programs, University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine. “With Pentaho, we can see which patients are moving toward therapeutic targets and which are not and call those individuals into the clinic as needed.”

“Dr. Saizow is a trailblazer in the fields of patient care and medical teaching with this innovative use of business analytics,” said Rosanne Saccone, Chief Marketing Officer, Pentaho. “With transparency and accessibility of data provided by Pentaho Business Analytics, his medical students are at the cutting-edge in designing and implementing creative healthcare solutions with tangible results for patients.”

About the Bedlam Alliance for Community Health, University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine

Community Health is an innovative, collaborative program that has provided affordable healthcare to the indigent and underserved in Tulsa County since 2003. Interactive clinics are medical homes to nearly 14,000 at-risk school children, residents of public housing, isolated elderly, single parents and working poor each year. In addition, the model provides an essential teaching component to OU medical, pharmacy and nursing students. Hands-on training strengthens clinical skills, overall curriculum and cultural competency while heartening an appreciation for volunteerism and efficient clinic operation.

About Pentaho, a Hitachi Group company
Pentaho, a Hitachi Group company, is a leading data integration and business analytics company with an enterprise-class, open source-based platform for diverse big data deployments. Pentaho’s unified data integration and analytics platform is comprehensive, completely embeddable and delivers governed data to power any analytics in any environment. Pentaho’s mission is to help organizations across multiple industries harness the value from all their data, including big data and IoT, enabling them to find new revenue streams, operate more efficiently, deliver outstanding service and minimize risk. Pentaho has over 15,000 product deployments and 1,500 commercial customers today including ABN-AMRO Clearing, BT, EMC, NASDAQ and Sears Holdings Corporation. For more information visit