UPMC puts power of analytics to work

Clinicians, researchers and administrators will have secure, real-time access to data and analytic tools that fit their particular interests and needs.

"UPMC's analytics initiative is one of the most ambitious and comprehensive efforts of its kind in healthcare," said Neil de Crescenzo, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Health Sciences. "Given the size, scope and influence of this leading academic medical center, the discoveries made here are likely to transform the practice of medicine far beyond the walls of UPMC."

Early analytics projects are expected to improve quality reporting and measurement across UPMC hospitals and physician offices; provide insight into the effectiveness of treatments and the cost of variations in care; and offer predictive alerts that will improve disease prevention.