Oklahoma-based health system Integris Health has announced that it will implement SAS Visual Analytics, an in-memory solution for easy and quick exploration of huge data, thereby leading to greater cost-efficiencies and better patient outcomes.

Using this analytical tool, users can easily and quickly spot required patterns, identify opportunities for further analysis, and convey results with visual clarity via Web reports or iPad and Android tablets.

SAS chief medical officer Dr Graham Hughes noted that visual analytics is like a GPS to pinpoint and provide speed of reporting to quickly explore data, allowing Integris to better manage and allocate resources, reduce costs and improve quality.

"We need to take advantage of the data each facility creates every day, and SAS Analytics will help us deliver excellent patient care at every location."

"It’s ultimately about providing exceptional patient care," Dr Hughes added.

SAS Visual Analytics lets users explore entire data by quickly reading data into memory for fast processing and data visualisation.

Users can quickly identify patterns, trends and relationships in data that are not evident unless graphically displayed.

Integris hopes to deliver cost-efficient healthcare to Oklahomans by using advanced graphical visualisation tools for analysing resource use and practice trends.

Integris Health president and CEO Bruce Lawrence said that Integris comprises everything from hospitals and clinics to independent living centres throughout Oklahoma.

"We need to take advantage of the data each facility creates every day, and SAS Analytics will help us deliver excellent patient care at every location," Lawrence added.

"Being able to quickly dive into our data, we can manage our services more efficiently – which improves patient health outcomes."