MVZ Clotten

Data mining and analytics help a large German medical laboratory cost-effectively improve the quality of patient care and services it offers to doctors and hospitals, while reducing its laboratory expenses

Published on 21-Dec-2010

Validated on 16 Dec 2013

"A comprehensive solution for a midsize company at an acceptable cost." - Dr. Ralf Englert, Chairman, MVZ Clotten

Customer:
MVZ Clotten

Industry:
Life Sciences

Deployment country:
Germany

Solution:
BA - Business Analytics, BA - Business Intelligence, Enterprise Content Management, Smart Work, Smarter Planet

Smarter Planet:
Smart Work

Overview

Medizinische Versorgungszentrum (MVZ) Clotten is a medical laboratory based in the town of Freiburg. MVZ Clotten offers state-of-the-art services in the fields of laboratory medicine, microbiology, health care and human genetics. MVZ Clotten’s partners are general practitioners, group practices, clinics, hospitals, universities and industry, and its portfolio of services is continuously growing due to the adoption and development of forward-looking methods and new analysis parameters. MVZ Clotten is also working in close cooperation with scientific partners such as the University of Freiburg.

Business need:
This leading medical laboratory sought to increase the quality of cost-effectively meeting the demands of the doctors and hospitals that make up its customer base. The laboratory also looked to gain new insights into patient care, as well as to ensure legal compliance, by archiving and analyzing 30 years of patient data.

Solution:
The laboratory deployed a comprehensive data warehousing solution that automatically archives data. The solution correlates patient data and laboratory results to anticipate the patient care needs, inventory stocking levels and service requirements of its customers—all of which reduces the amount of time and expense the laboratory must commit to billing and operations management.

Benefits:
Through the analysis of data, the laboratory is able to align itself more closely with the needs of its customers and to optimize its service offerings accordingly. The ability to carry out complex scientific analyses is also helping the laboratory to identify new correlations in bacteriological and microbiological research to give early warning of new epidemics, thus providing its partners with more effective support in relation to patient care.

Case Study

Medizinische Versorgungszentrum (MVZ) Clotten is a medical laboratory based in the German town of Freiburg, and is a member of a network for medical diagnosis that includes many laboratories in Germany. With the help of around 200 staff, MVZ Clotten offers state-of-the-art services in the fields of laboratory medicine, microbiology, health care and human genetics. MVZ Clotten’s partners are general practitioners, group practices, clinics, hospitals, universities and industry, and its portfolio of services is continuously growing due to the adoption and development of forward-looking methods and new analysis parameters. To further this aim, MVZ Clotten is also working in close cooperation with scientific partners such as the University of Freiburg.

The Opportunity
This leading medical laboratory sought to increase the quality of cost-effectively meeting the demands of the doctors and hospitals that make up its customer base. The laboratory also looked to gain new insights into patient care, as well as to ensure legal compliance, by archiving and analyzing 30 years of patient data.

The Solution
The laboratory deployed a comprehensive data warehousing solution that automatically archives data. The solution correlates patient data and laboratory results to anticipate the patient care needs, inventory stocking levels and service requirements of its customers—all of which reduces the amount of time and expense the laboratory must commit to billing and operations management.

What Makes it Smarter
Through the analysis of data, the laboratory is able to align itself more closely with the needs of its customers and to optimize its service offerings accordingly. The ability to carry out complex scientific analyses is also helping the laboratory to identify new correlations in bacteriological and microbiological research to give early warning of new epidemics, thus providing its partners with more effective support in relation to patient care.

Solution Components

IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence
IBM InfoSphere Warehouse
IBM Content Manager for Windows
IBM DB2 Enterprise
IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition
IBM Software Group Services

Real Business Results
-- Estimated decrease in treatment planning time of 50 percent
-- Improved personal treatment quality and outcomes

Insight
On a smarter planet, the analysis of patient data can improve patient care and make the delivery of services more cost effective.

For more information
Please contact your IBM sales representative or IBM Business Partner. Visit us at:

ibm.com/lifesciences

Products and services used

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Software:
Content Manager, InfoSphere Warehouse, DB2 Enterprise 9, OmniFind Enterprise Edition, Cognos 8 Business Intelligence for z/OS

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