Throughout my career I have been a part of different IT offshore businesses at different levels and I have found the field to be very challenging. Challenging because of the immaturity of the IT field, geographical separation and cultural differences rather than the novelty of the model itself.
Deerwalk Genomics team has been working on human genome variation science and primarily works on extraction (i.e. curation) of gene variations (mutations) and their overall information from biomedical literature, interpretation of mutations' significance, and integration of them into the database. This work is required for various clinical and research purposes. On clinical grounds, the information is used to make decisions about diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of patients suffering[...]
Deerwalk was established with a handful of employees in 2009 and it currently has more than 150 employees in its Kathmandu office. For the benefit of staff, a subsidized canteen was started in October 2011. During the initial days, employees would line up at the canteen, go through the menu displayed on a board, write their orders down in a register and wait for food to be served. At the end of each month, accounting was done manually for each employee. During the times when the number of[...]
Yala is an innovative member portal that provides a variety of tools and resources for individuals to actively participate in the management of their own health. Two Yala features, calculators and trackers, provide interactive tools to help you recognize health risks and track your progress toward better health.
This is part 1 of a two part article on how Utilization Management works in Everest. Part 1 covers introduction to the module. The role of coordinated care is emerging as a major component of US healthcare delivery models, not only as a means of improving quality of care but also for controlling healthcare costs. Our Everest product is designed to support all aspects of the care coordination process, of which Utilization Management (UM) is a key strategy. During the course of the[...]
Identifying inpatient claims in healthcare data is centerpiece to most Healthcare data analysis. Inpatient claims is one of the more expensive claims over all claim groups. Therefore, identification of Inpatient claims in claims data is vital. Unfortunately, there is no standard algorithm out there to identify Inpatient admission claims. They are rarely alluded to as such in the data in a direct manner. We, at Deerwalk, have worked out logics to define how we go about performing in-patient[...]
In this blog post, I discuss a (very) high level process for designing a Hadoop & HBase based system. Since SQL based solutions are what people are most familiar with, I will start out discussing how things would be designed in a relational manner and then talk about how the NOSQL solution differs from this. This seems to be the norm when discussing NOSQL solutions.