Technology

Learn how our unique technology is changing the way you work with health and social care data.

How it works

Our system is controlled by an extensible reference ontology, published by a central ontology manager. This determines what data is permitted to enter the system.

Data enters our system via:

  • Data lakes
  • Enterprise data warehouses
  • Separate sources across an organization or system

A unique coding engine

As data enters the system, it is passed through a coding engine that transforms the data into a novel coded format designed to support flexible manipulation and analysis.

The coded data can also be used to support data restrictions that control access to the system, enabling the viewing of data that's associated with a person's role.

Thinking about data differently

Atmofacts is our radical new technology that has been designed to facilitate data exploration and analysis.

All data items are converted into Atmofacts. These are coded statements that have a three-part structure comprising, ‘Question’, ‘Answer type’ and ‘Answer’.

A unified method of representing data

Atmofacts are unique numeric codes which have a range of attributes capturing numeric values, natural language terms, position in a hierarchy, metadata and other nomenclatures.

This approach removes the need for queries to refer to the physical structure of the database, makes formulation simpler and modification more flexible.

It also facilitates easy access to the data for display or manipulation.

Aggregating data

Atmoforms is our central ontology manager that dramatically simplifies the importing of data from one or more sources.

Benefits include:

  • Bring together data from multiple sources seamlessly
  • No complex mappings between database table structures
  • Semi or fully automated data imports
  • Reduction in task complexity
  • Incrementally add datasets with minimum effort

Integration:

A unified journey from form design to analytics