Australian Institute of Health and Welfare implements SAS data visualisation

healthThe Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has implemented SAS Visual analytics to better help it inform policy decisions on health, welfare and community services.

AIHW is Australia’s national agency for information and statistics about health and welfare and aims to improve the well being of citizens through better use of information and statistics.

The SAS Visual Analytics platform enables AIHW to analyse large and very complex data sets to provide authoritative, evidence-based information to government agencies, says SAS Australia’s managing director, David Bowie.

“Collecting, analysing and disseminating this information promotes the health and well-being of the community through a better understanding of the data for policy proposals,” he said.

AIHW recently became one of two Australian government accredited agencies that can produce detailed information for research and analytical purposes that inform discussions on health, housing and community services policies.