Tableau Software and AHIMA to Offer Visual Analytics Software to Healthcare Information Management Students in e-HIM(r) Virtual Lab

Monday, October 6, 2008 General News
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SEATTLE, Oct. 6 Tableau Software(, the global leader in fast analytics andvisualization software, and the American Health Information ManagementAssociation (AHIMA) (, the premier association of healthinformation management (HIM) professionals with more than 52,000 members,today announced that Tableau Software will provide its visual data analysissolution for AHIMA's e-HIM(R) Virtual Lab program. As part of an agreementrecognizing Tableau Software as a multi-year AHIMA "platinum partner", theaward-winning Tableau Desktop will be available in the Virtual Lab to help HIMstudents gain hands-on experience with data visualization, analytics andbusiness intelligence software. The e-HIM(R) Virtual Lab program provideseducators and students in campus-based and distance learning colleges anduniversities with single site, virtual access to health information managementtechnologies, through an Internet-based software laboratory.


As part of the partnership, Tableau will also sponsor live and on-demandtraining courses customized for HIM faculty and students. The HIM on-demandtraining courses are available at In addition, Tableau will beexhibiting and participating in the 80th AHIMA Annual Convention and ExhibitOctober 13 to 15 in Seattle, WA.

"With the amount of healthcare data used in day to day operations today,HIM students need more preparation than ever to analyze and understand thisdata. They need the skills and tools that will enable them to not only managethat data but to also learn from it," said Kevin Brown, vice president ofalliances and partnerships at Tableau Software. "Tableau is delighted to beproviding software to the e-HIM Virtual Lab and customized training optionsthat will help HIM students easily learn how to use visual analytics softwareto help solve those challenges."

Tableau Desktop ( connectsdirectly to a wide assortment of databases, integrating data exploration andvisualization to make analytics fast and easy for nearly anyone of anyexperience level. Also available are Tableau Server(, which provides Web-basedsharing and collaboration capabilities, and the company's free Tableau Reader(, which enables anyone to useand benefit from visual analysis. Tableau's products have already attractedmore than 10,000 licensed users ranging from one-person businesses to theworld's largest organizations.

"Tableau will help us expose Virtual Lab students to best practices inreal-world data analytics, using their unique software tool," said SandraKersten, Virtual Lab Director, AHIMA. "HIM students need to be at theforefront of knowing how to rapidly analyze and understand rich data sourcesin order to gain deeper insight on the business conditions facing theirorganizations. With tools and training from Tableau, they can becomeproficient and capable in visual analytics quickly and easily."

About Tableau Software

Tableau Software, a privately held company based in Seattle, is theleading provider of software applications for fast analytics andvisualization. Its award-winning products can be downloaded at and used by anyone, including executives,managers, business analysts, strategic consultants, financial professionals,market researchers, scientists and engineers in nearly every industry. Formore information, visit

About American Health Information Management Association

The American Health Information Management Association is America'sleading professional society whose mission is to "improve healthcare byadvancing best practices and standards for health information management and[serve as] the trusted source for education, research and professionalcredentialing." AHIMA represents more than 52,000 specially educated HIMprofessionals who serve healthcare and the public by managing, analyzing andutilizing data vital for health system management.

"Tableau", "Tableau Software" and "Visual Analysis for Databases" areregistered trademarks or trademarks of Tableau Software. References to othercompanies and their products use trademarks owned by the respective companiesand are for reference purposes only.

Copyright (C) 2003-2008, Tableau Software, Incorporated and its licensors.All rights reserved.

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