SAS Canada offers solution to
TORONTO – SAS Canada, a leader in
business analytics, has launched a new offering, SAS Data Integration
for Health Care, designed to help analysts spend less time consolidating
data and more time with analysis to help improve outcomes.
The offering is a data integration and reporting solution based on the
SAS Business Analytics Framework, which lets healthcare organizations
track key clinical performance indicators; consolidate data from
hospitals, regions and Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs); and
automate information aggregation and reporting across multiple source
The solution also allows organizations to collate Discharge Abstract
Database (DAD) and National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS)
submissions to the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), and
provides information sharing across the entire healthcare spectrum.
“SAS Data Integration for Health Care provides Niagara Health System
with timely, detailed, accurate insights into key performance
indicators,” said Teresa Struk, Director Finance and Decision Support
Services, Niagara Health System. “With SAS, we can monitor KPIs easily,
which helps us identify areas to improve for the greatest positive
impact on both the quality of patient care and efficient hospital
SAS Data Integration for Health Care allows organizations to:
• Perform root cause analysis to address missed service level targets.
• Focus more on improving clinical performance and accountability.
• Drill down into corporate, surgery, emergency and critical care
• Gain insight for more effective staff deployment.
• Measure progress toward CIHI benchmarks.
• True enterprise health data management
The SAS Business Analytics Framework provides automated data management
capabilities and advanced business intelligence that enable healthcare
organizations to harness their data for performance management across
all functional areas. SAS data integration and data quality
automatically integrate data from disparate sources, thoroughly manage
it for integrity and keep it current, providing the best possible
foundation for analysis. SAS delivers intelligence in a variety of ways,
including easy self-service Web reporting and executive dashboards.
Standardized KPI computation and other analytical reporting tools help
analysts perform the continuous ad hoc reporting on metrics that is
essential for day-to-day hospital management. And because the SAS
Business Analytics Framework is flexible, it can be expanded quickly and
cost-effectively by adding capabilities to address different issues
across the organization.
SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the
largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through
innovative solutions delivered within an integrated framework, SAS helps
customers at more than 45,000 sites improve performance and deliver
value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976, SAS has been giving
customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®. The Canadian subsidiary
of SAS has been in operation for 21 years. Headquartered in Toronto, SAS
employs 240 people across the country at its Vancouver, Calgary,
Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City and Montréal offices.