Epic and Tableau deal links analytics to electronic health records

The EHR vendor and analytics company sign an agreement to facilitate greater clinical insights for caregivers within the records system.
By Bill Siwicki
01:17 PM

LAS VEGAS -- Tableau Software, a business analytics vendor, announced Monday at HIMSS16 a technology agreement with electronic health records software kingpin Epic Systems Corp. under which healthcare organization clients can deliver insights from Tableau to users of Epic’s EHR. The insights should allow physicians and other caregivers with greater clinical analysis, the vendors said.

Under the agreement, client-created Tableau analytics workbooks and dashboards will be integrated with Epic’s EHR, enabling direct access from EHR users’ workflows. Further, the vendors added, the community of clients that use both Tableau and Epic products can share knowledge, innovation and best practices to accelerate time-to-value from both technologies, focusing on helping customers leverage their data assets.

“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,” said Ari Robicsek, MD, vice president of clinical analytics and associate chief medical information officer at NorthShore University Health System. “Examples include predictive models that drive our population health and readmission reduction efforts and actionable quality dashboards for primary care providers.”

This collaboration comes at a time of further recognition for Tableau in healthcare. KLAS, an independent research firm, has placed Tableau among the top business intelligence and analytics vendors for healthcare in the 2015 KLAS report, “Enterprise Healthcare BI: The Search for Outcomes.”

Attendees at HIMSS16 can learn more the agreement between the two vendors and about their technologies at exhibit hall booth #11937 and at the Clinical and Business Intelligence Knowledge Center Kiosk #14077.

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