Widely recognized as one of the world's best hospitals dedicated to cancer treatment and research, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center treats about 90,000 patients each year and runs the largest clinical trials program in the US. To enhance patient care and improve research results, the hospital needed to integrate multiple data sources into a single data warehouse.

Challenges

  • Integrate data from five disparate mainframe-based systems
  • Ensure timeliness, accuracy, and confidentiality of patient information
  • Provide access to 60 years of patient information
Our commitment to a patient-centered data warehouse is key to our ability to improve patient care and promote research. Informatica is an important component to our patient-centric warehouse projects.
— Leslie Kian
Medical Informatics Director
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Results

  • Improved decision-making by enabling analysis of 500,000 patient records
  • Reduced time needed to collect and cleanse data from weeks to days
  • Simplified maintenance of data architecture
  • Cut costs by eliminating custom coding

Technologies Used

  • Accesses, integrates, and delivers any and all data quickly and cost-effectively, without hand coding.