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Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Standardizes on Cognos 8 BI

Originally published February 15, 2006

Cognos, a provider in business intelligence and corporate performance management, recently announced that Evanston Northwestern Healthcare is standardizing on Cognos 8 BI to drive deeper and more insightful organization-wide reporting and performance analysis.

Evanston Northwestern Healthcare (ENH) is one of the top multi-specialty, independent research hospitals in the United States, as well as a recognized leader in the use of IT to improve the safety and quality of patient care. ENH recently implemented its Electronic Medical Record System, the nation's first completely paperless medical record system. Although the system has enabled faster access to consolidated medical information, company officials wanted to drive greater value out of this data, particularly to help address corporate growth and streamline operations.

Evanston Northwestern Healthcare specifically chose Cognos 8 BI because it delivers the complete range of business intelligence capabilities on a single, proven architecture. Using Cognos 8 BI, management and key users will be able to easily access integrated data from the Electronic Medical Record System and create up-to-date reports and analysis. This will help pave the way for effective 'what-if' analysis, enabling ENH to model multiple scenarios, compare results based on key business drivers, and improve both corporate-wide and departmental decision-making.

"We needed a reporting and analysis solution that would give our users an easy-to-use, self-service solution to get to the information they need to run their business or clinical units more effectively and ultimately make more informed decisions," said Steven Smith, CTO at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare. "Cognos gives us an understandable, single platform that meets the demands of both our IS and business stakeholder communities. We view our use of Cognos 8 BI as an important step in maintaining our leadership role in healthcare and healthcare informatics."

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