Magazine article Policy & Practice

Why Easy Access to Data Visualization & Self-Service Analytics Is Crucial in HHS

Magazine article Policy & Practice

Why Easy Access to Data Visualization & Self-Service Analytics Is Crucial in HHS

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HHS LEADERS KNOW DATA & ANALYTICS ARE IMPORTANT

82% say analytics are critical to lowering costs and improving health outcomes

77% say analytics help identify fraud

VISUALIZATION HELPS WITH DECISION-MAKING

83% say the ability to visualize data in new ways would add value to the organization

BUT DEPARTMENTS LACK THE RIGHT TOOLS TO GAIN INSIGHTS

74% still use spreadsheets to display data

33% rely on IT or other departments to create reports, which can be a slow process

47% say current reporting practices do not meet their needs (1)

WE LIVE IN A DATA-DRIVEN WORLD, and health and human services (HHS) is no different. HHS agencies are more dependent on data now than ever before. Due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid expansion, the number of people served by HHS is growing every day.

Lack of access to accurate and comprehensive data can leave vulnerable populations unserved, result in duplicative services, waste funding on fraudulent claims and decrease agency efficiency. This drain on state and local government budgets is exacerbating an already unstable financial environment. Agencies need a highly available, easy-to-use solution to glean insights--that's where Tableau comes in.

Tableau offers on-site and cloud-based solutions to help agencies visualize data--leading to faster, well-informed decisions. …

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