Enterprise Demand for Identity Verification and Address Management Fuel Global Growth for Melissa

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Melissa Opens New Locations in Europe and Asia to Deliver Data Quality Solutions to Expanding Financial Services, Healthcare, and Ecommerce Markets

Rancho Santa Margarita, CALIF – February 12, 2019 – Melissa, a leading provider of global contact data quality and identity verification solutions, today announced global growth in support of enterprise customer needs for identity verification and address management solutions. New offices in Cologne, Germany and Singapore expand Melissa’s worldwide footprint, and are poised to support data quality initiatives in key international arenas such as financial services, healthcare, and online commerce. The recently-opened offices strengthen Melissa’s reach throughout the Americas, EMEA and the Asia-Pacific regions.

Enterprise data operations such as Know Your Customer (KYC), Anti-Money Laundering (AML), fraud protection, and seamless onboarding all rely on validating the data gathered in real-time, as well as enhancing customer relationships. “Seamless identity verification is essential to global business, with enterprises facing intense pressure to protect customers while maintaining a smooth and efficient customer experience,” said Bud Walker, vice president enterprise sales and strategy, Melissa. “This is just one reason Melissa plays such a strong role in the data quality landscape – our tools and services are effective in delivering clean data and enabling compliance with the myriad rules and regulations in play around the world.”

For example, Melissa recognizes that address management is foundational to all facets of customer communication and business operations. By offering proven solutions designed to clean, enrich and match contact records, the company empowers users to tap into deeper customer insight, improved communications, more profitable customer relationships.

Melissa’s global offices offer convenient, in-country access to Melissa services and personnel. Local servers also meet the broadest range of in-country compliance requirements, which bind international data quality users and their vendors to maintain customer data handling without crossing borders. The company’s dedicated resources protect effective, real-time data quality processing with efficiency, uptime, and failover protection.

Melissa Unlocks Insight and Revenue with Breakthrough AI Tools for Clinics and Research Centers

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Cutting Edge Data Quality Transforms Real-World Clinical Data into a Future-Proofed, Research-Ready Data Goldmine for Better Patient Care

Melissa, a leading provider of global contact data quality and identity verification solutions, today announced advanced artificial intelligence (AI) solutions that combine machine reasoning, natural language processing, and machine learning to tackle one of healthcare’s biggest problems: the time and cost of data harmonization and integration.

Hospitals, clinical care, and clinical research organizations are sitting on a veritable data goldmine, based on data gathered for years from electronic medical records (EMR), electronic health records (EHR), and laboratory information management systems (LIMS). While this real-world clinical data is unusually valuable, it is also unusually complex and diverse. Melissa Informatics’ Sentient (MIS) solution is a new and unique set of clinical data quality and integration tools that quickly and easily turn diverse, dirty, and disconnected data into a clean, research-ready data resource. Melissa Informatics has laid out the company’s easy-to-follow steps to turn clinical data into a future-proofed, AI-enabled “knowledgebase” in its newest paper, “The Six-Step Guide to Turn Clinical Data into Gold,” downloadable here.

“Too often, clinical data is expensively gathered and under-valued,” said Bob Stanley, senior director, customer projects, Melissa Informatics. “When you apply machine learning and machine reasoning to access, curate, and integrate this data, it becomes ready for rewarding new uses in patient care, precision medicine research, intellectual property, and unexpected new revenue.”

Melissa Informatics further demonstrates the value of AI-enabled data quality by providing real-world use cases from world-renowned clinics including Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center (PICC) and PROOF Centre.

Using Melissa Informatics MIS technology, PICC transformed data such as unstructured text, XML, tables, tsv, image content and other data formats into a research quality, well-managed data resource. This helped the organization meet its technical goals including creating a new, unified “Parkinson’s Insight” data resource – as well as its business goals, including researching and publishing discoveries from that data, and engaging in revenue-generating partnerships based on the new data resource. Access the full case study here.

PROOF Centre used MIS tools to better understand and model connections between desired data sources, working under PIPEDA, HIPAA, Safe Harbor and EMEA requirements for handling of confidential patient data. MIS enabled a global platform for integrated search and reporting, analytics, and knowledge creation and sharing. This project integrated diseases, treatments, outcomes, tissue bank information, laboratory data, molecular data from blood (gene expression, proteins, metabolites), and published data. Access the full case study here.

Melissa Drives Secure Healthcare Data with Compliant, On-Premise Tools

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Certified for Privacy and Security, Melissa’s Smart Data Quality Suite Accelerates Patient Onboarding and Routing to Physicians

Rancho Santa Margarita, CALIF – September 26, 2018 – Melissa, a leading provider of global contact data quality and identity verification solutions, today announced identity management and verification tools purpose-built to meet healthcare customers’ data processing, support, and security needs worldwide. Certified compliant to SOC2, HIPAA, and HITECH industry regulations, Melissa’s Unison data quality platform and other data verification APIs can be deployed on-premise to ensure sensitive patient data never leaves the organization. Solutions are scalable and flexible to support all types of healthcare groups and agencies, helping providers and their end-users reduce costs, increase efficiency in managing private patient data, and improve the patient experience.

One Fortune 500 customer integrates Melissa geocoding in its healthcare administration platforms to provide distance calculations, needed in determining the nearest options for assigning primary care physicians to patients. Other uses include optimizing route planning for emergency response, enabling hospitals and first responders to calculate the most accurate distance and travel time to patients’ homes or emergency shelters.

“Our healthcare customers are empowered with secure identity and address management, and many see additional value from sophisticated tools they may not have been able to access before. For example, only viable addresses enter their systems, optimizing customer records as well as reducing costs for invalid, returned mail,” said Bud Walker, vice president, enterprise sales and strategy, Melissa. “These are business tools that are truly optimized to meet the needs of global providers. Attention to security and regulatory compliance is our priority, even while we’re able to integrate processes quickly and remain flexible to diverse data needs.”

Melissa’s healthcare customer base includes some of the largest providers worldwide, tapping into data excellence to drive specialized products and services for a broad spectrum of healthcare end-users. Click here for greater insight on Melissa’s Unison data quality platform. To connect with members of Melissa’s global intelligence team, visit www.melissa.com or call 1-800-MELISSA.

Melissa Informatics Advances Big Data Promise with Semantics and Machine Reasoning

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Free Webinar Features Enterprise Data Curation and Integration to Extract Value from Complex Data Lakes

Melissa, a leading provider of global contact data quality and identity verification solutions, today announced its informatics division, Melissa Informatics, is advancing the promise of big data using semantic technologies and machine reasoning. These tools help break through enterprise bottlenecks by enabling targeted data curation, integration, and interoperability of complex data. Melissa Informatics will introduce semantic technologies and demonstrate their role in improving data quality, integration, and enrichment in complex data environments in a new webinar titled “Make Your Data Lake Great Again.” Register here for this interactive online discussion, slated for Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. Pacific/2:00 p.m. Eastern.

Attendees will gain a better understanding of challenges and costs associated with traditional data cleansing and integration methods, as well as how to use advanced NoSQL databases, ontology-enabled machine reasoning, and global semantics standards for data interoperability. Industry takeaways include:

  • How to define semantic technology and its applications
  • How to clean, connect, and access mission-critical data more effectively
  • A look at the World Wide Web Consortium, exploring standards and shared goals for global data, interoperability among applications, and strategies for addressing enterprise bottlenecks
  • How, why, and when to use advanced ontology-enabled machine reasoning, illustrated with a live demo

“As industries such as health sciences face complex, changing data requirements, semantics and machine reasoning is becoming critical to realizing research and business goals,” said Bob Stanley, senior director, customer projects, Melissa Informatics. “The right enterprise data strategies not only reduce risk, time, and cost, but also reveal much greater value by creating interoperability with existing data that is underused and hidden in applications, files, and databases.”

Click here to register for this free webinar. To connect with members of Melissa’s informatics or global intelligence team, visit www.Melissa.com or call 1-800-MELISSA.

 About Melissa

Since 1985, Melissa has specialized in global intelligence solutions to help organizations unlock accurate data for a more compelling customer view. More than 10,000 clients worldwide in arenas such as retail, education, healthcare, insurance, finance, and government, rely on Melissa for full spectrum data quality and ID verification software, including data matching, validation, and enhancement services to gain critical insight and drive meaningful customer relationships. For more information or free product trials, visit www.Melissa.com or call 1-800-MELISSA (635-4772).

About Melissa Informatics

Melissa Informatics extends the capabilities of Melissa’s global intelligence software and services to support world leaders in life sciences, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical industries by harnessing the entire data lifecycle for business, pharmaceutical and clinical data. Our software and services bring data quality and machine reasoning together for insight and discovery by intelligently cleaning, connecting, and harmonizing multiple sources to offer interoperable data. Melissa Informatics reduces time and cost to benefit from clean, richly connected data. Revealing deeper data relationships from complex, dynamic data through machine reasoning operations, Melissa Informatics ensures the most reliable information in mission critical financial services, healthcare, and life science informatics. For more information or free product trials, visit www.Melissa.com/informatics or call 1-800-MELISSA (635-4772).

Melissa Launches Druginator, Clinical Data Quality Powered by Machine Reasoning

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Verify, Append, and Autocomplete Millions of Pharmaceutical Names, Variants and Dosages to Improve Clinical Data Integrity and Outcomes; Demos at Bio-IT World

Rancho Santa Margarita, CALIF – May 1, 2018 – Melissa, , a leading provider of global contact data quality and identity verification solutions, today announced Druginator, a new, tightly targeted element of its comprehensive data quality toolset to clean, harmonize, and connect disparate content sources for clinical insight and discovery. As part of the Melissa Informatics array of data quality solutions, datasets, and knowledge engineering resources, Druginator checks and validates millions of pharmaceutical drug names, variants, dosages, and spellings in real-time, against a comprehensive drug lexicon aligned with industry standards. The Melissa Informatics team will feature Druginator at the Bio-IT World Conference and Expo, #BioIT18, booth M634, May 15-17, 2018, at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston.

Druginator provides a web-based UI for checking, verifying, and enriching drug names or lists of drugs, as well as web service APIs for drug data. Diverse, misspelled, and otherwise “dirty” drug information, whether from electronic medical records (EMRs) or from pharmaceutical dictionaries, studies, or public sources, is checked and reported with standardized “preferred terms” to become instantly usable for pharmaceutical and healthcare informatics. This provides an efficient resource to help researchers and clinicians check, verify, and normalize drug terms to reduce costs, increase accuracy, and improve research and patient outcomes.

Aligning with the industry goal to advance medicine through optimized data, Druginator harnesses the power of formal semantic technologies to apply machine reasoning to infer new concepts, linkages, and corrections to data about drugs. Future versions of Druginator will harmonize other types of mission-critical clinical data, such as diseases, genes, and proteins.

“Disconnected data is messy and not contextualized, slowing mission-critical goals such as FDA approval, time to market and understanding real-world use patterns for drugs. For example, a single medical records database was shown to contain nearly 200 different variations, spellings, and compounds of just one drug commonly used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Discrepancies like this can have crucial implications on patient analyses, treatments, and treatment outcomes,” said Daniel Kha Le, vice president, Melissa Informatics.

Melissa Informatics’ drug, patient, disease, gene, protein, metabolic, and consumer-centered ontologies allow clinicians to easily refocus their research, tapping into different contextual insights based on the same data sets. With Druginator, drug names are checked and verified against a database of drug standard names, to meet FDA, UMLS and other terminology standards as required. Druginator’s append feature searches variations, alternate names, combination drugs, and available dosages to deliver comprehensive intelligence about your checked and verified drug. Autocompletion capabilities accelerate data entry, ensure standardization, and reduce clerical errors by offering an auto-populated list of variants matched in real-time.

Druginator is part of Melissa Informatics’ Sentient™ platform – semantic technologies that can be applied horizontally to accommodate the broad spectrum of pharmaceutical and clinical data harmonization and enrichment needs, integrating content across virtually any data format or terminology regardless of its original source.To connect with Melissa Informatics or members of Melissa’s global intelligence team, visit www.melissa.com or call 1-800-MELISSA.