US Department of Health and Human Services renews SAS contract for three years
SAS® technology used throughout HHS for performance management, disease surveillance, fraud detection
CARY, NC . – The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has renewed an enterprisewide contract with SAS, the leader in business analytics , to help protect the health of all Americans and provide important human services. The agreement, covering business and analytics software, services and training over the next three years, extends a 28-year collaboration between SAS and HHS.
HHS uses SAS software extensively in mission-critical solutions by several agencies, including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, Food and Drug Administration, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. SAS is used in numerous applications for disease surveillance, food and drug safety, Medicare fraud and abuse, and other enterprise performance management initiatives throughout HHS.
The agreement gives HHS wide access to a variety of SAS business intelligence and analytics solutions, including SAS Enterprise BI Server and SAS® Enterprise Miner™.
“We’re excited to work with HHS to find ways that technology can help support the President’s drive towards personalized health care,” said Kelly Collins, General Manager, SAS Federal. “With the growing adoption of electronic medical records, increased genetic testing and a stronger focus on outcomes-based medicine, analytics are moving to the forefront of health information technology.”
Accessing information they need through self-service reporting and customized, easy-to-use Web interfaces, HHS employees can make mission-critical decisions more efficiently and with greater confidence. HHS can use SAS for performance management initiatives, such as monitoring key performance indicators and delivering measurable results to support accountability efforts, while ensuring a wide range of organizational goals are achieved.
Over three decades, SAS has provided innovative solutions specifically addressing the unique needs of the federal government. All 15 US federal departments use SAS’ analytic and predictive capabilities for such critical initiatives as performance, budgeting, workforce management, logistics, combating fraud and threat assessment.
Healthcare providers and health insurance companies use SAS to analyze patient diagnosis, claims and care data, along with organizational enrollment and provider data to meet a variety of organizational goals.
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