Doctors and surgeons around the world depend on Integra LifeSciences’s products and solutions to deliver the vital neurosurgery treatments that patients need. As a global leader in medical devices used in treating soft tissue, nerve, and tendon issues, the enterprise’s ability to continually meet ongoing medical demands requires an extensive and effective data analytics platform.
Recognizing that keeping such platforms up-to-date is necessary for staying competitive, Integra developed a strategic transformation program to modernize its analytics operations and achieve greater business value. Ensuring that Integra’s data warehouse was utilizing the latest cloud innovations would enable its teams to continue making data-driven business decisions, avoid delays in access, and better understand their markets. The enterprise also planned to improve product quality, enhance data ingestion processes, and accelerate product development while saving costs.
Integra collaborated with Wipro and Microsoft to design and develop its next-generation data lakehouse on Azure Databricks, leveraging Wipro FullStride Cloud Services. Wipro was selected as a strategic partner for the transformation program based on Wipro’s deep understanding of the healthcare domain and excellent data and analytics credentials.
After a careful evaluation and multiple proofs of concept to narrow down the most effective technologies, Azure Data Factory (ADF) was selected for the orchestration of the pipeline and Azure Databricks as the data-processing engine for the lakehouse platform. A migration to Azure Databricks would enable Integra to more effectively gather real-time data, enable AI/ML usage, and create a single view of its customers.
With the new platform in place, Integra gained a series of valuable efficiencies across its data operations. Using Databricks’ analytics and AI capabilities, the life sciences leader could decrease manufacturing defects by 10%. The company decreased its lag in data availability by 52% and reduced its data warehouse loading time by 60% from 8 hours to 1 hour and 45 minutes. Integra cut the amount of delays its teams were experiencing in receiving and processing stockouts and inventory data by half. The new platform also delivered financial benefits based on reducing operating costs by more than 45% and dropping license costs by 50%.
By collaborating with Wipro, Integra solidified its leadership in the medical device industry and expanded the tech maturity of its organization. The faster processing times led to greater agility and the enhanced analytics platform allowed the company to become more customer focused. Following the Databricks implementation, Integra can meet its business SLA's with confidence and focus on bringing life-saving medical technologies to surgeons and patients throughout the world.