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Summary: Johns Hopkins Hospital uses Tableau to visualize patient flow data on the Emergency Department floor. Doctors, nurses, administrators, shift coordinators, and even the nurse managers on the floors use the dashboard. In addition to optimizing the patient flow process, the dashboard has helped to eliminate the silos of data throughout the hospital so that everyone is working from the same source.
"Before this, staff would bring six or seven reports to a monthly meeting," Hetal Rupani, an MHA and senior project administrator in the hospital's department of medicine, told InformationWeek in a phone interview. "Actually, the dashboard has broken the Berlin Wall," she said. "It's common ground, and everybody is using it."