INTEGRIS Health uses SAS® Visual Analytics to uncover medical insights, speed decision making, flexibly share information

Health care provider looks to SAS for big data visual exploration

INTEGRIS Health will capture value from big data, through advanced graphical visualization tools from business analytics leader SAS. The largest health care system in Oklahoma will use SAS® Visual Analytics to quickly and easily sift through mammoth amounts of data to understand resource requirements and usage statewide – for example, what communities are ER patients coming from? What types of treatment do they receive?

By analyzing resource use and practice trends, INTEGRIS will ensure that it is not only meeting the health care needs of Oklahomans, but doing so as cost-efficiently as possible.

"INTEGRIS comprises everything from hospitals and clinics to independent living centers throughout Oklahoma," said Bruce Lawrence, President and CEO, INTEGRIS Health. "We need to take advantage of the data each facility creates every day, and SAS Analytics will help us deliver excellent patient care at every location. Being able to quickly dive into our data, we can manage our services more efficiently – which improves patient health outcomes."

A long-standing SAS customer, INTEGRIS has selected SAS Visual Analytics an in-memory solution for exploring any amount of data very quickly. Users can spot patterns, identify opportunities for further analysis, and convey results with visual clarity via Web reports or iPad® and Android tablets. Quickly reading data into memory for fast processing and data visualization, SAS Visual Analytics lets users explore all data, not just a sample. They can execute analytic correlations on billions of rows of data in just minutes or seconds, and present results in easy-to-understand charts, graphs and animations. They can quickly identify patterns, trends and relationships in data that are not apparent unless graphically displayed.

"Visual analytics is like a GPS to pinpoint and provide speed of reporting to quickly explore data, allowing INTEGRIS to better manage and allocate resources, reduce costs and improve quality," said Dr. Graham Hughes, SAS Chief Medical Officer. "It's ultimately about providing exceptional patient care."

About INTEGRIS Health

INTEGRIS Health is Oklahoma's largest health system with hospitals, rehabilitation centers, physician clinics, mental health facilities, independent living centers and home health agencies located throughout much of the state. For more information, visit www.integrisOK.com.

About SAS® for health analytics

SAS for health analytics encompasses the technologies and skills needed to deliver business and clinical insights into the complex interdependencies that drive medical outcomes, costs and oversight. Through modeling, optimization, predictive analytics and business intelligence, organizations can strengthen financial performance, deepen consumer relationships and improve health-care delivery for better outcomes across the entire spectrum of health industries. Visit SAS for Health Analytics for more information.

About SAS

SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 70,000 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® .

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