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Lawson introduces Lawson Analytics for healthcare

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Provides organizations easier access to labor productivity, supply chain and financial data.

Lawson Software has introduced Lawson Analytics for Healthcare, a new analytic solution that will offer healthcare organizations a simple way to connect staffing, clinical and financial information for better decision making. Lawson Analytics for Healthcare is designed to help deliver the benefits of a major business intelligence project at a fraction of the cost and time. Scheduled to be generally available in May 2011, it will provide timely metrics from across the organization to help healthcare organizations measure, improve and monitor their financial performance.

Built by healthcare experts for healthcare organizations, Lawson Analytics for Healthcare helps simplify access to the right information at the right time across an organization. It extracts data from Lawson applications, including supply chain, staffing and financial data, as well as data from non-Lawson systems. This creates a rapid connection within a healthcare organization’s operations allowing staff to stop searching for data and start analyzing it. It also provides greater confidence in business decisions.

Lawson Analytics for Healthcare also helps simplify the software user’s experience by presenting data in a highly intuitive view, with the most relevant information and action items in a clear view. “We worked closely with our healthcare customers to better understand the data that is most important to them and to understand precisely how they use the information,” said Bob Ainsbury, vice president of industry strategy for Lawson Healthcare. “By delivering relevant data, we can help our customers improve their business performance and operating margin on a sustained basis by helping them target cost reduction initiatives and improve business processes.”

Catholic Health East is one of the first Lawson customers to use the Analytics solution. Catholic Health East (CHE) is a multi-institution Catholic health system serving patients from Florida to Maine and employs approximately 54,000 people. The health system used Lawson Analytics for Healthcare to focus on finance and supply chain activities.

“Vendor performance is based on many key metrics, including on-time delivery, complete and accurate orders, and accurate shipping, which is what we refer to as the ‘Perfect Order.’ We now have a tool that allows us to monitor a wide range of vendor perfect order metrics, follow data trends over time, and compare vendor performance by each CHE facility and region. This will help us partner with our vendors to improve performance and reduce costs over time,” said Florence Doyle, vice president of supply chain for CHE.

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