SAS Zeros In On Health Care
Business intelligence software developer SAS Institute this week said it had set up a special Healthcare division and rolled out a new analytical application for health care providers.ORLANDOA recurring theme at SAS Institute Inc.s SAS Users Group International conference here this week has been the analysis software developers increasing focus on building industry specific solutions. As part of that drive, SAS announced that it has formed a Healthcare Division. The new division is designed to add healthcare and business expertise to SAS business intelligence software so as to deliver healthcare-specific solutions for performance management, data warehousing and BI to hospitals, health systems and physician networks, SAS officials said. The formation of the new division follows SAS creation of a Pharmaceutical Practice last December.
Theresa Tesh, a 20-year sales veteran of SAS will head up the new division as senior director. Tesh will be assisted by Melissa Fitzpatrick, the former chief nurse executive at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., and Susan Lewellen, former COO at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, N.C. Ftizpatrick and Lewellen will both serve as principal strategists for the group.