RainTree Oncology Services Named a Business Technology Leader By Ventana Research

Information Builders’ Customer Drives Cancer Research With Cloud-Based Analytics Portal

New York, NY, September 25, 2014

 Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity and integration solutions, today announced that customer Scott Skellenger, chief information officer, RainTree Oncology Services, was named the Top CIO Leader in Ventana Research’s Business Technology Leadership Awards. Skellenger was recognized for his leadership role in harnessing self-service data tools to provide pharmaceutical companies unprecedented decision support and clinical pattern discovery to improve cancer research.

RainTree Oncology Services is a leading community oncology alliance that assists its member practices in delivering better and more cost-effective cancer treatments. As part of that ongoing effort, Skellenger worked with Information Builders to develop a cloud-based analytics portal called OncoExplorer. This portal equips pharmaceutical organizations with the ability to analyze key clinical and administrative data, such as medications, pharmacy dispensing rates, and claims adjudication summaries, enabling subscribers to identify clinical patterns and patient treatment paths.

RainTree leveraged Information Builders’ iWay Integration Suite to build the OncoExplorer patient index, as well as the company’s flagship WebFOCUS BI and analytics platform to create a portal presentation layer and analytics workbench. The combination of solutions helped RainTree develop a best-in-class technology platform that transforms clinical oncology data into actionable information. 

“In today’s healthcare organizations, users of all levels are looking for ways to better utilize and glean insights from the influx of patient data stemming from a myriad of disparate sources,” said Mark Smith, CEO and chief research officer, Ventana Research. “With this award, we’re recognizing RainTree Oncology Services leadership, through use of Information Builders, to realize the power of information as an asset to help hospitals, doctors and even patients.”

“Our OncoExplorer portal would not have been possible without the support of Information Builders and its flexible, intuitive, and easy-to-use iWay and WebFOCUS products,” said Scott Skellenger, CIO, RainTree Oncology Services. “This recognition from Ventana Research speaks to the team effort demonstrated by the RainTree Analytics team in collaboration with Information Builders to share the power of self-service data analytics with our customers.”

“The healthcare industry has been inundated with patient data in recent years, and it is the efforts of organizations like RainTree Oncology Services and people like Scott Skellenger who are helping to harness that data and put it to use for the good of others,” said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders, “This honor by Ventana Research validates the importance of RainTree’s work in improving treatment research for cancer patients, and Information Builders is proud to be supporting such a valuable initiative.”

The Technology Leadership Awards will be presented at The 2014 Ventana Research Summit on October 22, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency, San Francisco Airport in Burlingame, California. For a full list of the Ventana Research Leadership winners, visit http://ventanaresearch.com/leadershipawards/.

About Information Builders

Information Builders helps organizations transform data into business value. Our software solutions for business intelligence and analytics, integration, and data integrity empower people to make smarter decisions, strengthen customer relationships, and drive growth. Our dedication to customer success is unmatched in the industry. That’s why tens of thousands of leading organizations rely on Information Builders to be their trusted partner. Founded in 1975, Information Builders is headquartered in New York, NY, with offices around the world, and remains one of the largest independent, privately held companies in the industry. Visit us at informationbuilders.com, follow us on Twitter® at @infobldrs, like us on Facebook®, and visit our LinkedIn® page.

About RainTree Oncology Services

RainTree Oncology Services is the nation’s leading community oncology alliance, assisting its member practices in achieving better and more cost-effective treatment of oncology patients while creating new streams of revenue for community oncology practices. RainTree Oncology achieves this by negotiating and administering favorable GPO contracts; implementing technology, allowing RainTree Oncology members to develop and evaluate care pathways to improve patient care and outcomes while reducing costs to the healthcare system; and by developing commercial relationships that accelerate innovative oncology treatments and payer arrangements while optimizing oncology patient care and advancing the science of oncology. For more information, visit www.raintreeoncology.com or www.raintreeanalytics.com.