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June 2, 2011 No Comments

SOURCE: QlikView

QlikTech, a leader in Business Discovery – user-driven Business Intelligence (BI), today announced that its customer Centerstone Research Institute (CRI), a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving healthcare delivery through the integration of research and information technology, is expanding its QlikView deployment to make significant progress toward finding a cure for mental illness and addiction disorders. The expansion is made possible in part through QlikTech’s “Change Their World” Grant Program and enables CRI to become the largest repository of mental health information in the world. As a result, community mental health centers (CMHCs) across the country will have greater insight and operational effectiveness to dramatically improve care for mental illness or addiction disorders for the patients they serve.

CRI works alongside Centerstone, the nation’s largest provider of community-based behavioral healthcare, to conduct clinically relevant research and provide high-quality services to individuals with mental illness and addiction. Both Centerstone and CRI are committed to advancing the use of business intelligence and analytics across the field of behavioral health. Through generous support from the Ayers Foundation and Joe C. Davis Foundation, CRI implemented the QlikView Business Discovery Platform in 2009 as part of a comprehensive analytics solution. As a result, Centerstone experienced:

  • 30% overall clinical productivity increase
  • $12-15 million increase in annual revenue
  • 25% increase in treatment plan completion

CRI’s warehouse contains 132 GB of data, representing more than 1.5 million clinical services delivered to 70,000 individuals each year at Centerstone. The company now has eight active QlikView researchers, along with users across multiple applications who analyze data from their Electronic Health Record database and other business sources.

“QlikView has been an essential component of our analytics platform,” said Thomas W. Doub, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer, CRI. “It has enabled CRI to implement and promote a strategic data-driven culture across the Centerstone enterprise, which has resulted in significant improvements in care provision and cost savings, and provided a framework for clinical excellence in patient care.”

CRI is a grant recipient of the QlikTech “Change Their World” Program, a global corporate social responsibility platform which focuses on delivering the information that global healthcare, environmental and humanitarian organizations need to ensure the efficacy and efficiency of their programs. With this grant, CRI will scale its current platform to other CMHCs using a software as a service (SaaS) delivery model with a cloud-hosted infrastructure and the SQL Server database system.

The primary goal of the expansion is to transform community behavioral healthcare practitioners’ use and discovery of data to improve clinical practice and further personalize care. This is accomplished by increasing operational efficiency and delivering predictive algorithms that will inform clinical decisions on a higher level. Complex healthcare data will be accessible to clinicians and administrators through a QlikView interactive dashboard environment.

“With QlikView, we are bringing CRI one step closer to its mission of preventing and curing mental illness and addiction, and providing hope to affected individuals and families,” said Ellen Derrico, Director Global Market Development, Life Sciences & Healthcare. “This is a great example of the power of access to information. This analysis not only transformed CRI’s business through increased revenue and productivity, but it also allows them to improve the lives of the communities they serve.”

About Centerstone Research Institute

Centerstone Research Institute (CRI) is a unique not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving mental healthcare through research, information technology and clinical informatics. CRI conducts service and clinical studies and partners with leading research institutions to advance knowledge of mental health and addiction disorders and discover innovative treatments. The organization maintains an Institutional Review Board and manages the Knowledge Network, a technology-based, partner-driven alliance to facilitate the translation of research to practice. CRI also offers Behavioral Pathway Systems, a best practices benchmarking service. CRI is a recipient of the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare’s Innovation Award and Best Practices Award by The Data Warehousing Institute. For more information about CRI, please visit

About QlikTech

QlikTech (NASDAQ: QLIK) is a leader in Business Discovery — user-driven Business Intelligence (BI). QlikTech’s powerful, accessible Business Discovery solution bridges the gap between traditional business intelligence solutions and standalone office productivity applications. Its QlikView Business Discovery platform enables intuitive user-driven analysis that can be implemented in days or weeks rather than months, years, or not at all. The in-memory associative search technology it pioneered allows users to explore information freely rather than being confined to a predefined path of questions. QlikView Business Discovery works with existing BI applications and adds new capabilities: insight for everyone, zero-wait analysis, mobility, an app–like model, remixability and reassembly, and a social and collaborative experience. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, QlikTech has offices around the world serving more than 19,000 customers in over 100 countries.

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