“If one center wants to understand something about their business, 95 percent of the time, it’s applicable across the board,” Zvaniga says. For example, they might develop more effective wound-care plans by studying geographic, demographic and outcome data from all the centers.
The hard part will be melding the analyses produced in the cloud by the new tools with those from the local Cognos systems, he says. “We haven’t figured out how much of that [integration] can be automated and how much will be up to the on-site experts to interpret for themselves.”
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