Business Problem


Our customer for this chapter is a major hospital that wants to optimize its allocation of resources, by being more aware of the immediate needs driven by the current patient profiles such as specialized staffing or perishable supplies.

Problem Statement

A multidimensional database is used to manage hospital admissions and assist with patient diagnosis. Its purpose is to provide information to anticipate staffing requirements for the next shifts, determine medical-supply requirements, and provide early detection of elevated occurrences of contagious diseases or environmentally induced illnesses such as food poisoning. The data warehouse is populated overnight, but this does not give them sufficiently current information on which to base the day's operational decisions. At the same time, they cannot afford to take the system offline for more frequent updates. To ensure quality patient care, they have often overestimated the resources required for each shift.



Practical Business Intelligence with SQL Server 2005
Practical Business Intelligence with SQL Server 2005
ISBN: 0321356985
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2007
Pages: 132

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