With Tableau, GIDCC researchers and external health officials became able to make decisions more quickly based on a lot of data, when formulating policy for the prevention of infectious disease and control of its spread, including COVID-19.
GIDCC researchers efficiently perform advanced analysis like statistics, using Tableau. In addition, replacing repetitive manual tasks with Tableau from data query, extraction, and cleaning to report generation, they improved business productivity significantly. As a result, researches can focus more on establishing and implementing effective policies by using infectious disease information, instead of the traditional time-consuming analysis process.
Besides, GIDCC is effectively collaborating with Korea Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (KCDC), the provincial government, and health centres by sharing the analysis results about COVID-19 and other infectious diseases on Tableau Server.
"As most people are concerned about the socio-economic damage caused by the worldwide spread of COVID-19 since December of last year, we support policies designed to contain the spread of COVID-19 by sharing the analysis result of COVID-19 outbreak with related institutes transparently in real-time, using Tableau. While we're making time-sensitive efforts to fight against infectious diseases like COVID-19 in these days, Tableau has allowed us to view dashboards in real time, visualizing the status of infectious disease outbreak by cities and districts in Gyeonggi-do, gender, age, and route of infection, together with data on confirmed patients and contacted persons across Gyeonggi-do. The dashboard plays a key role for the internal GIDCC researchers and external health care personnel to forecast the future trends and establish the policy for infectious disease prevention, based on the common understanding on the trends of the progress of infectious disease outbreak," said Hee-young Lee, head of GIDCC.
On the other hand, PLAN-iT, Tableau's Korean partner, provided training, advisory, and consulting services on the use of Tableau, so that internal and external GIDCC personnel can nurture their data analysis capabilities.