Imosphere partners with US-based health system to accelerate its research processes and deliver enhanced patient insights

One of the largest non-profit health care systems in the United States wanted to streamline the way its employees and clinical staff researched and analyzed patient data. Previous methods were time-consuming and involved manual searching, heavily coded reports, and relying on the data science teams. With the goal of making its data as accessible as possible, the health organization implemented Atmolytics, a data analytics platform from Imosphere.

With Atmolytics, the progressive health company was able to bring data together from multiple sources enabling users to explore, analyze and visualize population health data in a matter of minutes. Facilitating research, collaboration, and enabling clinical staff to strive for better patient outcomes.


The non-profit health organization provides a range of care, nursing, surgical, laboratory and rehabilitation services. It also carries out a variety of research studies and clinical trials and its merger with a University health practice supports academic research, teaching, and patient care.

With more than 50,000 employees across numerous hospitals and specialized facilities across seven states, the organization is one of the largest health organizations in the US.

Atmolytics from Imosphere grants the provider’s networks’ clinical researchers and academic partners with direct, code-free access to the organization’s most valuable clinical data.

The challenge

With a commitment to scientific discovery and a drive to innovate the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of specific diseases, the health organization wanted to find a solution that would accelerate its research process and transform the way employees, medical residents, and its University partner explored, analyzed and created patient cohorts.

Their clinical staff and researchers’ access to data often involved manual searching. Staff with specific data needs would use Cerner to run reports and pre-coded metrics would be analyzed to gather the information they needed. For more complex information or activities such as identifying candidates for new clinical trials or studies, requests would be sent to their honest broker or data science teams. It proved to be a time-consuming process that could take several weeks, if not months.

A Clinical Research Program Manager at their Endocrine Institute, explains: “We have had to wait for months in the past for pulls using other less optimized programs, and for the most part, searched ourselves, manually, through page upon page of charts. Or resort to Tableau, which only our data scientist friends have access to use. It is also very code-centric.”

With a reliance on an honest broker and team of data scientists to fulfill requests, it was a lengthy process and the organization wanted to make its data as accessible as possible, and drive quality improvements while still ensuring process compliance.

A need to democratize data

The organization went live with Atmolytics in April 2021 and is being used by the organization’s providers, University partner, and clinical researchers in the cardiology and oncology departments.

With a simple and intuitive interface, the platform allows users of all technical capabilities to explore, analyze, and visualize data in a user-friendly and self-service environment, enabling them to harness the real-world data they need. By bringing data together from multiple sources, Atmolytics creates a holistic view of their population health needs to facilitate research, accelerate clinical breakthroughs, and deliver better patient outcomes.

Harnessing real-world data

“As a Research Program Manager within Endocrine Surgery who regularly carries out retrospective research for students, residents, physicians, and surgeons alike, I find it an incredibly promising, streamlined, and intuitive program that changes the way we pull data from complex systems that do not have the native ability to do so easily,” adds the Clinical Research Program Manager at their Endocrine Institute.

The health organization implemented Atmolytics to ingest, aggregate, and manage its healthcare data. By bringing data together from disparate systems across the organization, it enables their staff to harness over 8 billion data points across 25 million patient admissions. With powerful filtering and segmentation tools, clinical staff and researchers can access the data they need in minutes now, rather than days and weeks. The secure research environment also enables researchers to easily identify cohorts, removing the need to transfer copious amounts of data, speeding up and enhancing collaboration.

Streamlining processes and freeing resources

As a self-service platform, Atmolytics is helping the organization’s clinical staff and researchers across all levels to fulfil data requests and contribute to driving improved health outcomes. For example, the cardiology department has used the platform to inform the optimal care pathways for patient cohorts and individual patients, as well as determine the relationship between the length of stay in hospital and the quality of care in patients admitted with congestive heart failure. The data points available through Atmolytics are vast and this has opened a breadth of information that was not previously available.

A Clinical Research Program Manager at their Endocrine Institute concludes: “I like the platform for its streamlined and universal design and the fact that it is focused on medical professionals such as physicians and research faculty. We are currently using the platform for a QI surgery project that could change the way we charge for patients, and even code for surgeries for the better: saving money for our company and preventing charge errors for the patient.”

By removing dependence on honest brokers and data scientists, clinical staff and researchers are empowered to use Imosphere’s Atmolytics platform to quickly and easily identify groups of patients to meet their specific criteria and accelerate their research. This reduces caseloads for the honest broker team and has freed up their resources enabling them to meet increasing requests for new data and focus on the most complex data querying or increasing the coverage of data mapped to common standards, such as OMOP.

The results

  • Provided the institute’s clinical staff and researchers with an easy and meaningful way to access data and enable research.

  • The Atmolytics platform is self-service and does not require advanced technical capabilities or a knowledge of coding.

  • It has given the organization the ability to assimilate data from multiple sources and create a holistic view of the data for 7.5 million patients and growing.

  • Improved opportunities for impacting health outcomes and grants.

  • There has been a 246% increase in organization-wide analytics activity within nine months of go-live.

  • Typically, hard to reach data is now accessible making it easy to manage caseloads and ensure process compliance.

Learn more

Download our product sheet here to learn how Atmolytics is:

  • Democratizing access to data
  • Accelerating research
  • Enabling clinical trials
  • Facilitating quality improvement
  • Creating disease registries
  • Enhancing operational efficiency
In numbers
  • 7.5 million Patients
  • 8 billion Data points
  • 246% Increase in organization-wide analytics