Using SASĀ® Visual Analytics to Effectively Visualize Health Care Data

Scott Leslie1 and Donavin Drummond2
1STATisfy Analytics, 2MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc.


Abstract

Health-care professionals who successfully turn data assets into data insights can realize benefits such as reduced costs, healthier patients and higher satisfaction rates. Some insights are discovered by comparing your data to national benchmarks while others are found dissecting your data using a different viewpoint or approach. Using SASĀ® Visual Analytics we demonstrate effective techniques for displaying health plan quality performance metrics and assisting users in making inferences about their data. Visualizing data enables decision makers and data analysts to uncover new associations, engage users, and communicate their messages successfully.