Hi all, Feeling the pinch of the new-fiscal-year craziness? I am! So I am looking forward to escaping the nightmare for an hour this Friday at 3pm in the EDU Seminar Room 1 in Lower Level 1 at Peter Mac, 13 St Andrews Place. I hope to see you there! Agenda-wise, I'd like to fit in as many of the following as we have time for, but I'm also quite happy to chase another tangent entirely if anyone has something they'd like to share. A list: * Debrief from the SQL Server 2012 / Predixion Insight presentation: a month on, what still seems appealing? My issue (and possibly yours) is that we are stuck on SQL Server 2008 -- can we still do anything like what Nadav was demonstrating? I have chased up a few angles (e.g. using SSAS Data Mining directly, using open source tools like RapidMiner, Weka, Orange), but I'm interested in hearing what others think of the value of the activity and possible alternatives. * Demo Simon's Magic System Simon can't come, but I can demo the QlikView document he's been working with that integrates costing & revenue allocation in QlikView to give a foundation for understanding why our bottom line has the colour it does. NB: this is not a product of the Humanities department, so there is no discussion of the structural disadvantage to health agencies caused by the intersection of nihilistic materialism and neo-conservative economic rationalism. * Shadow funding for ABF - what's been achieved & can we collaborate to save some effort? * Genetic counselling clinics I met with Mary-Anne Young from our Familial Cancer Centre who are currently block funded, but now need to report something via the S10. Apparently there are similar services at RMH, Austin and Southern, and as yet no agreed standard for activity reporting. I'm interested to know if any of the other services have started working on a reporting approach. * CHADx - the phantom agenda item that lives at the bottom of the list, and refuses to die. I did do some work on this, and I can show you where it works and what looks dubious -- if the consensus is that there's something to be gained from this classification being workable, perhaps we can feed back to ACSQHC for a more tractable specification. Kind regards, William Rose Business Intelligence Manager Information Management +61 3 9656 5231 | Level 8, St Andrews Place, East Melbourne VIC 3002 This email (including any attachments or links) may contain confidential and/or legally privileged information and is intended only to be read or used by the addressee. If you are not the intended addressee, any use, distribution, disclosure or copying of this email is strictly prohibited. Confidentiality and legal privilege attached to this email (including any attachments) are not waived or lost by reason of its mistaken delivery to you. If you have received this email in error, please delete it and notify us immediately by telephone or email. Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre provides no guarantee that this transmission is free of virus or that it has not been intercepted or altered and will not be liable for any delay in its receipt.