Sunday, April 06, 2008

Run As Radio Interview

I did an interview for the folks at RunAsRadio a few weeks ago. Our discussion revolved around Business Intelligence (BI) and some general guidelines to keep in mind when starting a BI project. The single most important factor is to have a strategy in place for the company. It’s surprising how many companies implement solutions to problems without first of all determining what vision is in place for the company and then creating tactical initiatives to realize that vision. The interview can be found at It’s episode 51 and it will go into the archives after a week so look for the interview there if you don't see it on the front page of the site.

Healthcare KPI Workshop

I’ve been very busy lately. Currently my efforts concern analytics in healthcare. We’ve been using SQL Server Analysis Services as the engine to drive financial reporting and clinical analytics at several hospitals in the GTA. We're consolidating data from sources like Meditech, Winrecs and others into a consolidated, high availability, reporting environment. In addition to that, I’m building a KPI Workshop (Key Performance Indicator) for healthcare that will teach hospital administrators how to create and use KPIs to manage processes and personnel, improve the customer experience and manage costs. We plan on extending the workshop into other areas like retail and mining as well.