School of Medicine Business Intelligence Program

Business Intelligence (BI) is a set of technologies and processes that help decision makers use data to understand and analyze performance. BI is the use of fact-based management to drive decisions and actions.  "DIY BI" tools are easy to use and produce results that are easy to consume and enhance, to provide the information you need!

Coming soon: Links to “DIY BI” information including communications about training and the Power User Forum.   Please check back soon.

The mission of the School of Medicine Business Intelligence (SoM BI) Program is to provide accessible, accurate and actionable information to the School of Medicine business community, to enable better decision-making and process improvements.

The SoM BI Program currently has two main areas of focus:

The School of Medicine Data Warehouse and Self-Service “DIY BI”

The SoM BI Program is constructing an industrial strength, best-practice-based data warehouse. The data warehouse captures and integrates data from a wide variety of systems, keeps a historical record of the state of that data going forward, and is specifically designed to enable analyses over time and across data dimensions – e.g. Organization, Person, Appointment, etc.

As the data warehouse moves in production, the SoM BI Program will begin to train an initial community of “Power Users” and others within Departments and the Dean’s Office to support users in their areas with data warehouse data, using online query and reporting tools.  

Once the data warehouse is fully in production, the BI Program will roll out training and information access more broadly across the School of Medicine.  Over time, the data warehouse will become the central trusted source for ALL users of analytical information at the School.