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Applying Data to Improve Patient-Centric and Personalized Medicine
How is analytics driving health care transformation? Learn about new breakthroughs and better understand the powerful role health analytics can play in your organization to capture big insights and achieve better outcomes. This valuable content conveyed during the 10th Annual SAS Health Care & Life Sciences Executive Conference is available in a summary paper or an OnDemand webcast of the live conference.
Industry News
Cost Containment: Fraud and Improper Payments »
SAS' Greg McFaul and Stonegate Advisors interviewed the largest US health plans to unveil the current reality of cost containment efforts and critical strategic adjustments being made in anticipation of reform.
8 Anti-Fraud Questions to Ask Now About ICD-10 »
What do the little Dutch boy and US health plans have in common? Julie Malida, Principal for Health Care Fraud Solutions at SAS, explains the onslaught coming upon us in this Government Health IT article.
Consumer Analytics & Engagement for Health Plans »
As health plans embark on a new market landscape, they can learn from other industries that have effectively built products to target the right segments.
TDWI: What Works in Healthcare »
Read about BI and DW technologies and trends that are central to the healthcare industry today through case studies, industry experts, book excerpts and articles.
New Releases
SAS® 9.4 »
With more ways to deploy high-performance analytics in nondistributed environments, SAS 9.4 ushers in a new generation of power and scale with features that are beneficial to all users at your site. Costing less to deploy and less time to install, manage and maintain, it simplifies the user experience to gain insights from data.
SAS® Visual Analytics »
No matter the size of your organization – or your data – with SAS Visual Analytics you can explore all relevant data quickly and easily. Now you can look at more options, uncover hidden opportunities, identify key relationships and make more precise decisions to drive success faster than ever before. Self-service, ad hoc visual data discovery and exploration put lightning-fast insights within everyone's reach.

Try it out! Browse sample reports or get demo access to SAS Visual Analytics to do some exploration on your own. The  Disease Management demo shows how SAS Visual Analytics reveals potential linkages between renal disease and type 2 diabetes, and the  Patient Safety demo shows how to rapidly uncover key medical insights across growing volumes of real-world data.
Events

Optum Provider Exchange 2013
September 23-26
Orlando, FL

Strata Rx
Sept. 25-27
Boston, MA

PhUSE
Sept. 26
Redwood City, CA

MinneAnalytics
Oct. 11
Eden Prairie, MN

Analytics 2013
Oct. 21-22
Orlando, FL

CDISC International Interchange 2013
Nov. 4-8
Bethesda, MD

NHCAA
Nov. 18-21
Orlando, FL
Customer Successes
Benefits of Trial Data Transparency and Sharing »
How do you support or prepare for clinical trial data sharing? This paper provides the nine steps for a data sharing breakthrough to occur and shares case studies of organizations on the frontier.
SAS Drives Big Data and Analytics Collaboration:

> This six-minute video on the Project Data Sphere initiative by Dr. Charles Hugh-Jones, Chief Medical Officer at Sanofi and representative of the Life Sciences Consortium describes this universal platform to responsibly share oncology clinical trial data sets to open a new world of possibilities for conquering cancer.

> Big pharma is moving toward data collaboration. Starting with GlaxoSmithKline, SAS is providing ongoing support and management of a globally accessible data and analysis environment where multiple organizations can make available anonymized clinical trial information for research.
INTEGRIS Health Captures Value from Big Data »
As the largest health care system in Oklahoma, INTEGRIS Health will capture value from big data, through advanced graphical visualization tools from SAS with a goal to understand resource requirements and usage statewide – for example, what communities are ER patients coming from and what types of treatment do they receive?
Books & Training
Health Analytics: Gaining the Insights to Transform Health Care »
Analytics will be a required competency for the modern health enterprise; this book provides an analytics road map for health industry leaders. Foreword by Tom Davenport.
SAS® Business Intelligence for the Health Care Industry: Practical Applications »
Health care executives, managers, providers and business analysts: learn how to use SAS Business Intelligence tools to convert data into knowledge and value at all levels.
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