The Boston-based Dana-Farber provides expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer nationwide, while it advances the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer and related diseases.

Challenges

  • Integrate operational data—both financial and clinical—and deliver it on a common platform for reporting and analytic purposes
  • Enable managers to track their actual operating expenses against their budgets
  • Replace system providing piecemeal ‘budget versus expense’ data on a monthly aggregate basis
  • Understand whether funding was being spent in the most effective way
Managing the integration of multiple source systems required a sophisticated and flexible data integration platform. The Informatica Platform provides this, and it can be expanded to address our future integration challenges.
— Rob Sutfin
data warehouse program manager
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Results

  • Provided managers with access to daily operating expense reports in support of their day-to-day financial decision making
  • Will reduce the volume of support calls for finance
  • Will improve the Institute’s budget management process
  • Introduced one common platform for enterprise reporting and analytic purposes
  • Reduced the time required to prepare research funding reports from six days to one and a half days
  • Will ultimately transform clinical operations and patient management
  • Will eventually help clinical teams quickly identify trends in patient care

Technologies Used