Dignity Health partners with SAS for advanced analytics

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Dignity Health in San Francisco is working with business analytics firm SAS to create a cloud-based analytics platform to give Dignity providers data-driven insights to help improve patient care.

The platform will cull data from across the 39-hospital system to report the probability of future events, such as a patient experiencing kidney failure or being readmitted within 30 days. This information can then be used to intervene early and prevent adverse outcomes and reduce costs.

"In order to deliver the right care at the right place, cost and time for every patient, we must connect and share data across all our hospitals, health centers and provider network," said Deanna Wise, CIO of Dignity Health. "The SAS cloud-based analytics platform will help us better analyze data to optimize and customize our treatment for each patient and improve the care we deliver."

In the short term, use of the platform will be focused on reducing readmissions, discovering best practices for combating congestive heart failure and sepsis, controlling pharmacy costs and outcomes and improving the patient experience.

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