September 8, 2016
Today, Ursa Health announces a version 1.4 release of its flagship software product. Version 1.4 includes support of the PostgreSQL database as a first-class citizen in its technology stack. PostgreSQL, the world’s most advanced open-source database, has long been a rising star in information technology, and has now arrived as a serious competitor to Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server.
“We had begun with Oracle as our target, but we’ve been hearing increased interest from client IT for Postgres as an affordable, high-performance alternative,” explains Steve Hackbarth, Ursa Health CTO. “We’ve always been enthusiastic about Postgres, and our new level of support will help us fulfill our goal of reaching client data in whatever disposition we can best find it.”
The Ursa Health server operates directly within the host delivery system’s data environment, as Ursa Health President Andy Hackbarth describes. “Part of what makes the Ursa Health system so powerful is its flexible data architecture. Instead of specifying a fixed format for a data export, Ursa can inspect the client’s datamart directly and build flexibly off of the data model it finds there. We find a sweet spot in marrying portable Ursa Health measures with idiosyncratic native data, which allows our clients to achieve results with the specificity and sensitivity required to inform even their most skeptical clinicians.”
About Ursa Health: Ursa Health is a healthcare innovation company pioneering how delivery systems and health plans learn and continuously improve. Our proven software platform provides scalable flexibility and customization throughout the analytics lifecycle – from organizing EMR and claims data, to generating project-specific measures and sharing collaborative reports. Each of our clients develops answers to its own questions, dynamically and responsively, enhancing engagement of clinicians and administrators in the continuous process of improving quality, increasing efficiency, and reducing waste.