Sean Reisz, Senior Software Architect, Experian Health & Dimuthu Wijetilleke, Senior Software Developer, Experian Health
Experian Health provides industry-leading revenue cycle management, identity management, patient engagement and care management solutions to power opportunities in the healthcare industry. The company has developed the Universal Identity Manager (UIM) platform to match records and across healthcare clients to address duplicate record challenges and facilitate information exchange within and across healthcare enterprises. The product was originally architected around a standard ANSI SQL database. This solution worked for a time, but volume and performance requirements, as well as increasing complexity of the data model, prompted the exploration of other options. In this discussion, we will cover how we were able to modify the existing SQL structure to take advantage of MongoDB's document object model. We will also discuss improvements that MongoDB allowed us to implement to simplify document retrieval and modification. Audience members only need basic MongoDB understanding, but should have a grasp of the core concepts.