Health data analysis in Australia is about to get a visual boost from SAS.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has implemented SAS Visual Analytics with the goal of making more informed decisions about health, welfare and community services.

Financial details were not disclosed.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics also is a SAS customer. 

“The SAS Visual Analytics platform enables AIHW to analyze large and very complex data sets to provide authoritative, evidence-based information to government agencies. Collecting, analyzing and disseminating this information promotes the health and well-being of the community through a better understanding of the data for policy proposals,” said David Bowie, SAS Australia’s managing director, in a statement.

The graphical presentations created by the SAS software turns data into “dashboards,” with the goal of helping users make better use of “big data” gathered from a variety of different sources and areas.