In late 2012, Swedish deployed Tableau. It's quickly moving towards using Tableau as its primary enterprise-wide performance analysis and reporting platform.
"I think this simplification at low cost is going to be a really important foundation for Swedish to meet strategic goals. Everyone—operating room surgeons, medical directors, hospital administrators—over time will funnel to this same spot, across the Hospitals and the medical group," says Delafield. "Everyone involved has done a great job."
"While data has always been important to health care, new models are requiring organizations to reprioritize the way they understand and communicate their information," said
, Chief Marketing Officer at Tableau Software. "At the same time, non-profits like Swedish are challenged to be fiscally responsible. Tableau can help to make data more transparent without breaking the bank."
Founded in 1910, Swedish is the largest non-profit health provider in the
area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill,
); ambulatory care centers in
; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 100 primary care and specialty clinics located throughout the Greater Puget Sound area. In addition to general medical and surgical care – including robotic-assisted surgery – Swedish is known as a regional referral center, providing specialized treatment in areas such as cardiovascular care, cancer care, neuroscience, orthopedics, high-risk obstetrics, pediatric specialties, organ transplantation and clinical research. For more information, visit
About Providence Health & Services
Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic health care ministry committed to providing for the needs of the communities it serves – especially for those who are poor and vulnerable. In 2012,
affiliated with Swedish Health Services, expanding both organizations' ability to carry out their individual missions. With this affiliation, the combined scope of services includes 32 hospitals, 350 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and many other health and educational services. The health system employs more than 64,000 people across five states –
– with its system office located in
. In 2011,
provided more than
in community benefit, including nearly
in free and discounted care for those who could not afford to pay for care. Providence Health & Services continues a tradition of caring that the Sisters of
began more than 155 years ago. In 2011, Swedish provided more than
in community benefit in
and Swedish are working to improve quality, increase access and reduce the cost of care in all of the communities they serve. For more information, visit
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