Tableau Software, a provider of analytics and visualization system, will provide its visual data analysis solution to the American Health Information Management Association’s e-HIM Virtual Lab program.
According to Tableau Software, the e-HIM Virtual Lab program provides educators and students in campus-based and distance learning colleges and universities with single site, virtual access to health information management (HIM) technologies, through an internet-based software laboratory.
As part of the partnership, Tableau will also sponsor live and on-demand training courses customized for HIM faculty and students.
Tableau desktop connects directly to a wide assortment of databases, integrating data exploration and visualization to make analytics easy for nearly anyone of any experience level. Also available are Tableau server, which provides web-based sharing, and collaboration capabilities, and the company’s free Tableau reader, which enables anyone to use and benefit from visual analysis.
Kevin Brown, vice president of alliances and partnerships at Tableau Software, said: With the amount of healthcare data used in day to day operations today, HIM students need more preparation than ever to analyze and understand this data. They need the skills and tools that will enable them to not only manage that data but to also learn from it. Tableau is delighted to be providing software to the e-HIM virtual lab and customized training options that will help HIM students easily learn how to use visual analytics software to help solve those challenges.
Sandra Kersten, director of Virtual Lab at the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), said: Tableau will help us expose virtual lab students to best practices in real-world data analytics, using their unique software tool. HIM students need to be at the forefront of knowing how to rapidly analyze and understand rich data sources in order to gain deeper insight on the business conditions facing their organizations. With tools and training from Tableau, they can become proficient and capable in visual analytics quickly and easily.