Tableau Software, a provider of business analytics software has announced an agreement to integrate its customer-created Tableau workbooks and dashboards with Epic’s EMR. The integration will enable joint customers to deliver actionable insights from Tableau to EMR end-users, empowering physicians, clinicians, nurses and case managers for clinical analysis. Additionally, the community of Epic and Tableau users will share knowledge, innovation and best practices to accelerate time-to-value from both technologies, focusing on helping customers leverage their data assets.
“This is a significant milestone that will enable healthcare providers and health systems to deliver significant value to their patients, physicians, clinicians, nurses, care managers and executives,” said David Delafield, Chief Financial Officer at Medical Group WA/AK, Providence Health and Services in Seattle. “Stakeholders at all levels of the organization will be able to leverage the clinical data from Epic and self-service visual analytics from Tableau to enable performance improvement.”
Dr. Ari Robicsek, VP of Clinical Analytics and Associate Chief Medical Information Officer at NorthShore University Health System, welcomes the relationship. “Tableau has been essential in our effort to transform clinical data from Epic into actionable insights, enabling us to deliver these insights into the real-life workflows of clinicians and healthcare administrators.
Examples include predictive models that drive our Population Health and readmission reduction efforts and actionable quality dashboards for primary care providers.” He further added, “This has delighted our physicians, achieved high levels of adoption, and resulted in demonstrably better patient outcomes.”