Zato incorporates the most sophisticated medical ontology (the language of medicine) and natural language processing capability with a core search technology. Zato’s search engine is fundamentally different from competitors. It doesn’t move data into a separate data center with the associated security risks and system-slowing liabilities.
Instead Zato’s engine creates a virtual data center that sits atop disparate, siloed data centers — by indexing the constituent databases and fusing them in an ultra-secure virtual cloud. Our competitive advantage stems from a unique and disruptive approach to interoperability:
- Physical interoperability: Access and retrieve data from all localized data sources and data structures with intelligent search, without moving data
- Semantic interoperability: Understand and integrate data using legacy and site specific coding systems, acronyms, and nomenclature, without transforming or changing the data or removing meaning
- Zato indexing and ontology preserve local data context and integrity, but normalize the data at each source node, allowing a normalized global view of the demographic and clinical content.