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Presented by Pharmaceutical Executive and SAS, this executive video webcast provides insight into how to transform your company to achieve higher performance through next-generation business analytics.
In the News
Agencies rely on SAS to fight fraud »
Regulators and law enforcement expand their fraud-fighting arsenals with predictive modeling and analytical frameworks for real-time analyses of Medicare and Medicaid transactions, according to the BNA's Health Care Fraud Report.
Efficient clinical-trial operations »
With a fit-for-purpose data integration solution, research companies can focus on applying CDISC standards in their daily business processes -- no more tweaking and administering customized approaches. So writes David Handelsman of SAS in Drug Discovery & Development. 
A preferred life science vendor »
Eric Newmark's (IDC) blog, The Changing Life Science Value Chain, includes SAS in a post called "Top Life Science Vendor Preferences for 2010."
Analytical breakthroughs ease health-care reform »
The University of Louisville says SAS predictive analytics superior in ranking quality of health providers.
Thought Leaders
Handheld health care? »
In his blog, A Shot in the Arm , Jason Burke ponders the role of advanced analytics software in a culture that reveres pocket-sized intelligence.
370,000 pills stolen; no one notices »
With the right tracking systems in place, hospitals should never come up short in their efforts to detect drug theft, says Julie Malida, SAS Health Care Fraud Principal, in the June issue of Healthcare Risk Management.
PhUSE: Short on time, long on content »
The inaugural US-based event, held weeks ahead of the multi-day conference in Berlin, focused on three key themes related to clinical research software: open source, standards and statistical computing environments.
Customer Success
HealthPartners »
This insurer matches medical data with lifestyle characteristics to spot trends and factors that lead to better health outcomes.
Alcon sees better forecasts »
Alcon's Houston facility developed a SAS forecasting solution that has reduced back orders, saved staff time and optimized inventory levels.
Cost-saving decision making »
ODS, an Oregon medical insurer, relies on SAS Business Analytics to support decisions and implement changes that make internal processes more efficient and provide cost savings.
Save the Date
Handelsman to present abstract
David Handelsman, SAS Senior Industry Consultant, will present his abstract, "Applying Analytics-Based Decisions to Clinical Trials Operations," during the 2011 PMI Community of Practice Biopharmaceutical Conference. The conference will take place March 8-9 at the Washington Duke Inn in Durham, NC.
Predictive Modeling Congress for Health Plans »
Mark your calendar and make arrangements to attend the 2011 event, scheduled for Jan. 25-27 in Orlando. SAS is a sponsor and exhibitor, and will co-present with Independence Blue Cross.
White Paper
Consistency, Control and Compliance »
In an industry shaped by ever-increasing regulation, global competition and market expectations, research-based biopharmaceutical organizations need ways to improve the efficiency and productivity of drug development processes. Traditional information management practices—constrained by manual data transfer, workflow and audit procedures—are not measuring up. This white paper describes SAS® Drug Development, which provides a unified platform for bringing consistency, control and compliance to information processes, from data aggregation through analysis and reporting to FDA submission.
On the Web
Fraud-fighting microsite »
With videos, articles from leading publications, and opinions from expert voices, it's sure to become your go-to resource for detecting and preventing fraud.
Publications
Analysis of Observational Health Care Data Using SAS® »
This book guides researchers in performing and presenting high-quality analyses of all kinds of non-randomized studies, including analyses of observational studies, claims database analyses, assessment of registry data, survey data, pharmaco-economic data, and many more applications.
Common Statistical Methods for Clinical Research with SAS Examples, Third Edition »
Thoroughly updated edition of the popular introductory statistics book for clinical researchers. This new edition has been extensively updated to include the use of ODS graphics in numerous examples as well as a new emphasis on PROC MIXED.
Validating Clinical Trial Data Reporting with SAS® »
This indispensable guide focuses on validating programs written to support the clinical trial process from after the data collection stage to generating reports and submitting data and output to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The authors provide practical examples and tips for avoiding errors in your output.
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