SAS has built a software tool intended to help healthcare organizations analyze large volumes of data for making decisions.
The SAS claims analytics for APCD offering is designed to provide data on healthcare services, access and costs for government customers to compare various plans and providers, SAS said Tuesday.
SAS aims for the analytics tool to help state agencies, policymakers, payers and providers reduce costs and enhance service quality.
“Building price transparency into a state’s health care system requires an APCD that can withstand the rigors of big data,” said Graham Hughes, chief medical officer for SAS.
“State governments and policymakers are realizing the benefit of harnessing big data to improve collaboration and transparency,” Hughes added.
The fresh offering works to store health care claims and related data in a repository that users can explore using the SAS Visual Analytics in-memory tool for correlating large volumes of data and presenting the results via the Web, iPad devices or Android tablets.
“The ability to quickly explore health data will greatly improve health care policy decision making,” said Josephine Porter, Deputy Director of The New Hampshire Institute of Health Policy and Practice.
“Our partner sites statewide will soon be able to easily access and visually display population, cost and utilization data,” she added.