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The Ohio Department of Mental Health Office of Information Services Presents:

Cognos Analysis StudioFeaturing Cognos version 8

Cognos Analysis Studio

Intro to Cognos Analysis Studio Accessing Information User Interface 2 2

Working with a Cognos Powerplay Cube Performance Indicators Searching Setting Filters Workshop 1 : Create a Report 3 4 5 6

Nesting/Drill Down for Performance Indicators Nesting Performance Indicators Drill Down Zero Suppression Exporting Reports Workshop 2 : Create a Report / Export to Excel 7 8 8 9 11

Cognos Analysis StudioIntro to Cognos Analysis Studio

Accessing InformationCognos 8 is internet based software used by the State of Ohio (ODMH and ODADAS) to access MACSIS Claims Datamart data. It allows the user to access data via the internet without installing software on the users desktop. The screen to the right is the initial screen. It is an interface created to allow users to more easily access the data. Users click on radio buttons to select what type of data is of interest to them. When done, the Open button will access the data using Cognos Analysis Studio.

User InterfaceAfter selecting the data of interest, Cognos Analysis Studio will open a Power Play Cube. A cube is a threedimensional view of the data within the MACSIS Claims Datamart. The far left portion of the screen shows all of the performance indicators. This area is known as the Source Tree. The performance indicators are different depending on what cube is being viewed. All of the indicators have a small plus sign (+) to the left. This allows you to view all the sub groups for this category. The right portion of the screen shows the rows, columns and measures. A measure is the intersection of the row and column, commonly referred to as a cell. IMPORTANT: Client Count is distinct or unduplicated. This means the column and rows seem to total incorrectly. (Ex. If a client receives two procedures (Crisis Intervention and Individual Counseling) in a year, Cognos recognizes this and does not count the client twice when summarizing the data.)

Cognos Analysis StudioWorking with a Cognos Powerplay Cube Performance IndicatorsDemographic categories are the heart of the MACSIS Claims Datamart. In Cognos, the demographic categories are stored as Performance Indicators. By using a common Windows technique of dragging and dropping the performance indicator to the appropriate row or column, users can explore the data stored with in the Power Play cube. The picture to the right demonstrates the technique used to change performance indicators. While dragging the performance indicator located on the left of the screen, the rows will become heavily shaded. When this happens, release the mouse button and the indicator will drop the object into the report. Note: Measures cannot be moved to the report. You must click on the plus sign (+) and move the items individually or as a group.

Cognos Analysis StudioSearchingSearching for an individual data item in a list of performance indicator is a multi-step process. This is how to search within a list of Providers (in this example the Provider Cube). First you right click on the Provider folder on the left of the screen. This will allow you to select Search (Provider)... from the popup box.

When the search is initiated a window will appear at the bottom of the screen, like this:

Type in the provider number for the provider you are looking for, click on the Contains the keyword button and the Search button. The results will appear in the box to the right. Left click on the provider when it appears. This will cause the name to be highlighted. It means you selected the provider. Now right click on the name and left click on the word Replace, then Rows, like this:

This will replace the list of provider names with the one you want.

Cognos Analysis Studio

Setting FiltersYou can filter the report to focus on the SMD clients. For example, expanding the SMD dimension at the left and dragging the Y category to Context block will filter by clients who are classified as SMD.

There can be multiple filters set for the same report. Just drag the additional items and place them to the right of the last item in the Context block.

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Workshop 1: Create a Report

Open the 2007 ODADAS cube from MACSIS Claims Datamart homepage in InternetExplorer.

Move the following performance indicators on to your report.1. Row - Procedures 2. Column Gender

Search the Procedures for A-Methadone Adm. Filter on SMD = Y.

Cognos Analysis StudioNesting/Drill Down for Performance Indicators Nesting Performance IndicatorsNesting is done via the drag and drop feature used for changing Performance Indicators. The difference is in where you drop the item. In order to nest, the item needs to be dropped to the right or left of the current Performance Indicator for nesting in rows and above or below for nesting in columns. Look for a thick, black line to appear when you are in the correct zone, and drop the item.

Cognos Analysis StudioDrill DownYou can drill down to lower levels to see how a category is further divided, then drill back up to any level. While the top level numbers for the all the boards are one thing, drilling down to just Franklin Board shows how what providers are serving this board area.

Zero SuppressionMany times you will create a report in PowerPlay that have a row of zeros for an item. This report shows procedures by Medicaid status, where Medicaid = MED. As you can see there are some procedures that are Non Medicaid type services. When drilled down to Medicaid = MED, those procedures have zeros for the whole row. To clean up the report you will want to turn on Zero Suppression. Click on Settings, Suppress, Zeros and Empty Cells. This

Cognos Analysis Studiochanges the default which will only suppress empty cells and not cells filled with zeros. Click on a column in the report. Click on the Zero Suppression icon at the top. Any row that is filled with zeroes will disappear.

Exporting Report to Excel Exporting reports to Excel requires settings in Internet Explorer that may not be the default for your organization. Cognos 8 uses the default browser configurations provided by Microsoft, Netscape, and Firefox. For all browsers, you must ensure that settings are enabled for cookies and Java scripts. Additional required settings are specific to the browser. The following table shows the settings that must be enabled in the Microsoft Internet Explorer.Browser Setting type Setting

Internet Explorer

Active Scripting Allow Cookies Scripting of JAVA Applets Allow META Refresh Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting Automatic prompting for Downloads File download Use Pop Blocker XSS Filter

Enable Enable Enable Enable Enable Enable Enable Enable Disable Disable

These settings are found in Internet Explorer within Tools Options Security Custom Level. Please check with your Network Administrator before changing any internet browser settings.

After you have a report created in Analysis Studio, transferring to Excel is just a couple button clicks away. Click the smart icon for Run Report (Excel 2000 Format). (see graphic on right) A pop up window will appear asking if you want to open or save the file select Save

Give the file a name and click on Ok. The report is now saved as an Excel spreadsheet. Note: The report is saved as is. There are no drill downs, no performance indicators, etc.

Cognos Analysis StudioWorkshop 2: Create a Report / Export to Excel

Open the 2008 ODADAS cube from MACSIS Claims Datamart homepage in InternetExplorer.

Move the following performance indicators on to your report.3. Row Procedure 4. Column Fund Source

Drill down into Fund Source and show the Medicaid Status. Suppress all zeroes on the report. Export the file as an Excel 2000 spreadsheet and save the file name as 2008ODADAS Procedures Fund Source (Med)

Open the file in Excel.

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