Governed self-service analytics at scale
An overview of modern enterprise analytics
For the staff at Seattle Children's Hospital, speed is a matter of life and death. The faster a doctor or nurse can help a child, the better the outcome. Mere minutes can make a critical difference
That's where real-time decisions come in. With self-service analytics, the hospital staff can ask urgent questions on the spot, respond quickly, and streamline efforts by prioritizing resources. They can get to their patients faster and save as many lives as possible.
'We're seeing analysts and managers as well as clinicians, doctors, and researchers using Tableau to solve problems in ways we couldn't do before, largely because we didn't have enough time or enough people,' says Ted Corbett, Director of Knowledge Management at Seattle Children's.
That is the power of self-service analytics. It empowers organizations to fully leverage their data, be it for saving lives, driving supply-chain efficiency, or spotting new opportunities. The IT team at Seattle Children's recognized the need to convert data into information and enabled its users to self-serve.
The goals of self-service analytics are simple:
- Empower people to ask and answer their own questions with data
- Enable people to easily share their insights with their team and the rest of the organization
- Ensure that the data driving the decisions is accurate