National Services Scotland (NSS) delivers healthcare-related services as a national board of Scotland’s broader National Health Service (NHS). Comprised of over 3,500 employees, NSS provides critical data, in the form of management information and business intelligence (BI), to over 10,000 users across NHS Scotland and the general Scottish population.
Faster Speeds and Increased Agility
The new logical data warehouse was implemented right alongside the existing physical data warehouse. In fact, to the logical data warehouse, the physical data warehouse is simply another data source, ripe for real-time data access through data virtualization.
With the logical data warehouse in place, NSS achieved its vision of a faster, more efficient, and more agile data infrastructure that would accelerate new-project development. New projects include an enhanced cancer intelligence platform; a persons-at-risk dataset, for use by local authorities and government agencies in times of emergency; a national radiology dashboard; and a national finance platform for NHS Scotland, integrating data from existing procurement, finance, workforce and activity data to present a single finance view.