Children’s Cancer Institute Enhances Delivery of Research with Yellowfin

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yfby Angela Guess

A recent press release reports, “In 2015, the Institute and Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network announced Zero Childhood Cancer – a national personalized medicine program to identify tailored treatments for children with high risk cancer. The Zero Childhood Cancer Program increased the need for the Institute’s operational data to be highly accessible to users as it scaled-up, with Yellowfin reports helping to enable that accessibility. ‘Yellowfin is supporting the back-end operations that have hugely increased demands placed on them during the pilot of the national personalized medicine program,’ said the Institute’s Head of Technology, Elaine Neeson. ‘Our fundraising operations, set on raising $50M for the full national program to 2020, are especially benefiting from the improved tracking and reporting Yellowfin provides. This all goes towards improving the lives and survival rates of childhood cancer sufferers – the very reason every Children’s Cancer Institute employee comes into work each day’.”

The release continues, “Deploying Yellowfin has also enabled researchers and business users to quickly and independently analyze, share and act on a unified view of their operational data, allowing the Institute to improve effectiveness and efficiency throughout the organization. ‘The previous method of reporting involved a combination of basic SQL Reporting Services reports, spreadsheets and application-specific reporting tools,’ said Business Systems & Information Manager, Tracy Hogg. ‘In some cases, functionality was simply unavailable, with business unit staff [including HR, finance and fundraising] as well as research managers unable to generate the reports and consequent insights required.’ The Institute identified that it required a database-independent tool to combine reporting from multiple disparate sources, in order to produce reports offering insights across the research, operational and business aspects of the organization.”

Read more at PRWeb.

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