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Cancer Council of New South Wales

The not-for-profit Cancer Council of New South Wales, Australia funds and supports numerous studies to deepen understanding of cancer and help eradicate the disease. The organization runs cancer awareness and prevention campaigns, counsels victims and their families, and offers services and programs enabling patients, caregivers and families access to appropriate resources at every phase.

“Given the highly variable quality of the data we receive from 54 pathology laboratories, the quality of matches detected by the technology is impressive.”

— David Schanzer, Senior Systems Analyst, Cancer Council of New South Wales

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Business Need

Maintain accurate, trusted records as part of NSW Pap Test Register.

Increase the number of regular Pap tests performed by tracking frequency of tests and automatically generating appointment reminders when needed.

Ensure that women with cervical abnormalities receive timely follow-up care.

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Challenges

Augment healthcare database with identity data search-and-match capabilities.

Accurately identify patient records despite data entry errors.

Drive backup appointment reminder system.

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Solutions & Results

Accurately identified patient records across 54 pathology laboratories.

Linked current and past records to provide comprehensive test histories.

Improved data accuracy to enable proper follow-up care and treatment.

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Technologies Used

Informatica Identity Resolution

Increases operational efficiency and effectiveness with highly accurate, multi-language identity data.

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