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Cerner, Tableau Collaborate to Provide Advanced Data Exploration Capabilities to Health Care Organizations

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cerner Corp. has collaborated with Tableau Software to enhance the data discovery experience of health care organizations through interactive data exploration.

The integration of Tableau's visual analytics with Cerner's HealtheAnalytics℠ and HealtheEDW℠ enterprise data warehouse and analytic offerings enables health care organizations to manipulate data and make new discoveries. Through this data mining and analysis, health care organizations can derive meaningful insight to identify trends, improve clinical decision support and help enable continuous improvement.

"With preventable health conditions rising, finding new ways to improve health and care through data analysis is key," said Adam Christmann, general manager, reporting and analytics, Cerner. "By providing our clients with the ability to easily know, predict and evaluate population data, they have the ability to make strategic decisions that can impact outcomes based on large volumes of data."

Tableau provides a highly intuitive interface, which allows health care organizations to discover trends and insights in data that might have gone undetected in static reports based on traditional business intelligence approaches. Tableau is rated as an industry leader by KLAS for 'Ease of Use.'1 Tableau has been ranked highest along the 'Ability to Execute' axis by Gartner in the Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms, Gartner, Inc., February, 23, 2015.2

"Tableau's mission is to help people see and understand their data. Our collaboration with Cerner is an exciting step forward in doing this," said Scott Jones, senior vice president of Americas sales, Tableau Software. "Combining Cerner's leading health care information technology expertise with Tableau's advanced data discovery capabilities will support organizations in making data-driven decisions through face-up, meaningful information."

Analytics based on current clinical, financial and environmental data empowers health care organizations to make decisions that can contribute to patient care, resource management and workflow initiatives.

"We are excited about Cerner's and Tableau's collaboration in the enterprise data warehouse and population health analytic space," said Amanda Hammel, vice president, IT operations and population health, Memorial Hermann Health. "We chose to work with Tableau in 2014 based on their advanced data interaction and dashboard capabilities, which enable us to rapidly create and deploy complex business intelligence use cases. This alignment further solidifies our decision to utilize Cerner's HealtheAnalytics and HealtheEDW solutions to manage and drive value from the vast amount of data within our health system."

Tableau will be featured on the partnership wall in Cerner's booth 913 at HIMSS15 April 12-16 in Chicago.

About Cerner

Cerner's health information technologies connect people, information and systems at more than 18,000 facilities worldwide. Recognized for innovation, Cerner solutions assist clinicians in making care decisions and enable organizations to manage the health of populations. The company also offers an integrated clinical and financial system to help health care organizations manage revenue, as well as a wide range of services to support clients' clinical, financial and operational needs. Cerner's mission is to contribute to the improvement of health care delivery and the health of communities. On February 2, 2015, Cerner Corporation acquired substantially all of the assets, and assumed certain liabilities, of the Siemens Health Services business from Siemens AG. (Nasdaq: CERN). For more information about Cerner, visit cerner.com, read our blog at cerner.com/blog, connect with us on Twitter at twitter.com/cerner and on Facebook at facebook.com/cerner.

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About Tableau

Tableau Software (NYSE:DATA) helps people see and understand data. Tableau helps anyone quickly analyze, visualize and share information. More than 26,000 customer accounts get rapid results with Tableau in the office and on-the-go. And tens of thousands of people use Tableau Public to share data in their blogs and websites. See how Tableau can help you by downloading the free trial at www.tableausoftware.com/trial.

Tableau and Tableau Software are trademarks of Tableau Software, Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

1 "The Data Deluge: Who Delivers Value?" December, 2014. ©2014 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved. www.KLASresearch.com

2 Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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