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Clearsense Leverages Hortonworks to Drive Innovation in Healthcare

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — March 2, 2017 — Hortonworks, Inc. ® (NASDAQ: HDP), a leading innovator of open and connected data platforms, today announced that Clearsense, a developer of an advanced healthcare data ecosystem and data applications focused on improving outcomes, is leveraging Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP®) and Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF™) to capture value from Big Data produced by the healthcare industry.

Clearsense was born out of a passion for helping healthcare organizations realize the promise of their data. It provides clearer insights into care delivery and decision-making of clinical, financial and operational challenges. With HDF, Clearsense ingests data from hospitals and health systems across the United States. That data lands into HDP, where Clearsense runs advanced analytics and data science for applications that provide real-time intelligence for their clients.

“Hortonworks provided Clearsense with a complete set of advanced Big Data technology components that we utilized to build our healthcare centric data ecosystem. Through the use of HDF and Apache NiFi, our clients are afforded the ability to be the first to access real-time information and data to make more informed clinical, operational and financial assessments at the point of decision,” said Christopher Rogowski, President of Clearsense. “Traditional technologies and analytics provide for static, latent, historic or incomplete views. What Clearsense provides to our clients is the right information at the right time with the right parameters. We assist them with just the information they need for specific uses.  Hortonworks brings extreme value to our ability to transition data into strategic assets.”

Whether Clearsense’s clients have clinical, financial, supply-chain or other operational challenges to address, HDP and HDF enable Clearsense to deliver exceptional value to their clients and their clients’ patients. For instance, one of Clearsense’s clients, a renowned healthcare provider, wanted to monitor key patient vital signs for any adverse trends. Clearsense spotted one such trend well in advance of a critical patient health situation. Such actionable insight would not be possible without analysis of real-time, streaming data through HDF.

“The combination HDP and HDF is enabling healthcare providers to have access to quality real-time and historical data, which can radically change how healthcare services are delivered and consumed,” said Richard Proctor, General Manager of Healthcare at Hortonworks. “Clearsense is the perfect example of a forward-thinking healthcare organization utilizing the value of its data to transform the way it does business. We are proud that our technology is playing an integral role in helping them improve the lives of patients.”

To read more about how connected data platforms help deliver more efficient healthcare, visit


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Michelle Lazzar

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