Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Winter 2017


Mike Freiling & Daniel Sagalowicz

Course Title

Data Warehousing

Course Number

ETM 538


For our group project, we sought a database that was sizeable enough to necessitate advanced Data mining techniques while being common enough that the implications of the data and the business questions are clear to the audience. Specifically, two of our team members have past or current links to the healthcare industry and that field seemed appropriate. One of our team members, working as a Graduate Intern within the Data and Information Management Enhancement (DIME) Department at Kaiser Permanente (KP), arranged for an interview with Mr. Jeff Emch, MBI , a senior analyst at KP responsible for collecting and sending claims data to the State health agency, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). He offered the perspective of both the preparer of this data as well as the recipient of this data, having considerable experience understanding the latter’s needs. During the interview, he role-played both the persona as a KP analyst and an OHA analyst- which helped us develop an all-round understanding of the project.


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