Stanley Healthcare Combines the Power of Its Solution Suite with Business Intelligence from Tableau Software


The Combination Provides Healthcare Organizations with Operational Insights and More Effective Strategic Decision-Making

Publish Date: 26 Februar, 2013 - 07:45

Stanley Healthcare today announced that the company is integrating its portfolio of solutions for the healthcare industry with Tableau’s business intelligence software. The combination will give hospitals and healthcare organizations unprecedented visibility and insight into their operations, which will help them further improve safety, security and operational efficiency.

“Over the past few years, our applications such as asset tracking, patient security and environmental monitoring have delivered proven and substantial benefits to hospitals worldwide,” said Baruch Yoeli, Vice President of Engineering at Stanley Healthcare. “Combining the leading data visualization and analytics capabilities from Tableau with our widely used healthcare solutions unlocks vast new opportunities to extract additional value from location, status and condition data, and will help customers make quicker and better informed decisions.”

More than 17,000 healthcare organizations worldwide rely on Stanley Healthcare solutions. Its Wi-Fi Real-Time Location System (RTLS) has the exclusive endorsement of the American Hospital Association, and the recent 2012 Best in KLAS Report named Stanley Healthcare’s solutions the Category Leader for RTLS for the second year in a row. In the report, 97 percent of Stanley Healthcare customers surveyed stated that they would “buy again” their RTLS solutions.

Tableau is a global leader in rapid-fire business intelligence software. It is known for its dashboards and advanced visual analytics, which allow anyone to quickly uncover valuable insights from vast amounts of data. In fact, Gartner positioned Tableau as a “Leader” in its 2013 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms* report.

Tableau’s software will be integrated with Stanley Healthcare’s MobileView software, the application platform and graphical user interface of its EcoSystem of healthcare solutions. Tableau analytics and data visualizations will be available first for Stanley Healthcare’s Asset Tracking & Management, Environmental Monitoring, Patient Safety, Security & Protection and Patient Flow solutions.

“Healthcare RTLS applications generate substantial amounts of data containing important intelligence that in the past has been difficult to attain,” said Dan Jewett, Vice President of Product Management at Tableau Software. “It’s a classic Big Data challenge and our software, combined with Stanley Healthcare’s solutions, can help departments across healthcare organizations easily gain access to this intelligence and act upon it in a way that directly impacts their business.”

With MobileView and Tableau, hospital staff will be able to drill down deeper than ever before into the large data sets generated to quickly solve critical business problems. For example, many hospitals use Stanley Healthcare’s Wi-Fi RTLS to track the real-time location and status of critical medical equipment throughout the hospital. Using Tableau’s advanced analytics capabilities, hospitals will not only be able to see the real-time location and status of items such as infusion pumps, they’ll also be able to quickly analyze historical and current par levels to predict and better plan future par levels, improving inventory allocation and utilization.

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), a long-time Stanley Healthcare customer, is among the hospitals with early access to the MobileView and Tableau integration. According to Dennis Minsent, Director of Clinical Technology Services at Oregon Health & Science University, “We’re using Stanley Healthcare’s solutions to track the real-time location of nearly 4,000 infusion devices. The system is generating a significant amount of data, and we know there’s a tremendous amount of insight contained within that data. The combination of MobileView and Tableau Software will empower us to delve deeper into our asset tracking data to discover trends and solve resourcing issues without having to waste the time of IT analysts. This will help further extend the benefits of real-time location tracking to more aspects of hospital operations.”

Stanley Healthcare and Tableau Software will demonstrate the combined solution in booth #8441 at the HIMSS13 conference in New Orleans, March 3 – 7, 2013.

*Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms” by Kurt Schlegel, Rita L. Sallam, Daniel Yuen, Joao Tapadinhas. February 5, 2013.

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Stanley Healthcare provides over 5,000 acute care hospitals and 12,000 long-term care organizations with enterprise solutions that transform safety, security and operational efficiency. The Stanley Healthcare EcoSystem enables customers to achieve organizational excellence and superior care in five critical areas: Patient Safety, Security & Protection, Environmental Monitoring, Clinical Operations & Workflow and Supply Chain & Asset Management. These integrated solutions are complemented by consulting, training and Transformational Lean™ process reengineering. Stanley Healthcare is proud to be part of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. For more information, visit www.StanleyHealthcare.com.

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