Whats New in 20R2.2

The Nitro 20R2.2 release includes several new features.

Our release notes offer brief, high-level descriptions of enhancements and new features. Configuration is available by selecting the feature name.


Inbound Connectors

DRG Fingertip Formulary Industry Connector

The Decision Resources Group (DRG) industry FTP connector now supports the Fingertip Formulary data set. This allows users to upload formulary status information about pharmaceutical products across all types of prescription coverage plans.

Digital Marketing Industry Connectors

Three new industry FTP connectors allow users to upload marketing activity data from multiple vendors.

  • Epocrates Industry Connector
  • Medscape Industry Connector
  • Doximity Industry Connector

Data Quality

Data Quality Scorecard

A new data quality scorecard is available in the NAC that displays the last run results for persisted rules on the Data Quality page, including the number of violations and threshold set. Rule checks that ran but failed because of system errors are displayed with an error icon.


Updated Symphony APLD Load Patterns

The load patterns used for Symphony’s data set around APLD (Anonymous Patient Longitudinal Data) were moved to a faster load pattern, which speeds up the loading process. All types of claims data can be loaded, eliminating the need to create a custom connector to load a subset of these files.

Symphony APLD Composite Key Created and Field Lengthened

A new composite key was added on the APLD Patient Medicare Part D table called “patient_mpd_composite_id__v”. This field consists of the fields patient_id__v and mpd_year__v to identify unique records.

The field procedure_description__v on the table for APLD Procedure Codes was lengthened from 100 to 300 characters.

Nitro API

Admins can now generate a new API key and download the latest CLI from the Nitro Admin Console without having to log a support ticket or call Services. Both of these items are required to use the Nitro API.

Adding Source Filenames as Data into the FTP Data Pipeline

Admins can now specify the 'formula' attribute of a column in the STG YAML to leverage an ETL variable labeled CDW_ftpCsvFilename. When used, Nitro replaces that variable with the complete filename of the associated file being loaded. This reduces the friction of onboarding data from sources that put critical file attributes in the filename rather than directly in the data itself.

Global NPP Marketing Activity Table

NPP is a conformed data model for Non-Personal Promotional activity. Life science products are marketed through many channels to their customers. Each channel provides this data back to the life science companies in their own format. The data that is provided back from marketing companies can be normalized to a standard layout to allow for ease of reporting. Nitro allows for connectors to be mapped to this table, but is introducing standard data transformation for the following marketing providers:

  • Epocrates
  • Medscape
  • Doximity

Data added to Nitro using these industry connectors can be merged in Nitro into a new global ODS table to generate data insights.

User Visible and Behavior Changes

Most new features are delivered disabled by default; however users are able to view the following features immediately.

  • Logout is now in the username menu
  • Username now displays next to the instance name
  • Online Help and What’s New are now available from a new Help menu
  • Task and Task Sequence YMLs are now validated and rejected when uploading the package, which is the same process for validating table YML
  • Usernames can now include special characters. Only @ . -_ are supported. For example, john_admin@veeva-nitro.com. Maximum characters allowed is 100.
  • New Clone, Preview, and Delete buttons are now available on the Quality Check Rule page.
  • Clone - allows admins to create a quality check rule from an existing rule, saving time and effort because rules usually only differ from each other by the connectors or tables the rule is pointing to. Displays when editing an existing rule.
  • Preview - allows admins to view the results of a query when creating a rule. Admins can estimate threshold values and ensure the parameters and results reflect their business objectives before saving. Displays when creating a rule for the first time.
  • Delete - allows admins to remove rules. For example, decommissioned rules or rules created for testing. Displays when editing an existing rule.