PLATFORMS: Allina utilizes an Oracle7 data warehouse running on an IBM SP.

BACKGROUND: Minneapolis-based Allina Health System is a not-for-profit health care system serving people living in Minnesota, western Wisconsin and eastern North Dakota and South Dakota. Allina's integrated health care system of doctors, hospitals and health plans provides people with a lifetime of health care options and a full continuum of care--from prevention and wellness services, such as health screenings and immunizations, to the highest quality and technologically advanced inpatient and outpatient services. Allina owns and manages 19 hospitals and seven nursing homes and oversees one million health plan members. Annual revenues are $2.4 billion. Cognos PowerPlay and PowerPlay Server Web Edition are used by Allina to provide enterprise multidimensional analysis of corporate data through Netscape Navigator browser software on users' desktops. PowerPlay is used for creating interactive reports utilizing marketing, financial and patient activity data.

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