About this paper
SAS invited health care executives and physician leaders to meet and discuss perspectives on how to create a foundation for enterprise analytics in health care delivery organizations. This group, the Strategic Advisory Council, consists of participants from some of the nation’s largest and most sophisticated companies. This paper, based on insights from that meeting, delves into the challenges and opportunities facing health systems, as well as priorities for achieving real data-driven improvements. It proposes transitioning to a new model based on advanced analytics, Hadoop and in-memory processing.