Global software company Qlik has been identified as the top “cross-industry” vendor in the KLAS Report, “Healthcare Analytics: Moving Toward the Continuum of Care,” for having the best understanding of healthcare analytics and for being considered one of the most important vendors to a customer’s organisation in terms of their future Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics plans.

The 2015 annual perception report by KLAS addresses the challenges faced by healthcare organisations in their adoption of analytics and highlights the vendors perceived as being the most capable within these areas. Vendors are categorised as “cross-industry” providers, “large HIT” (electronic medical record or EMR) companies and “healthcare niche” organisations. Qlik is categorised as a cross-industry provider along with Oracle, IBM, SAP, Microsoft and Tableau.

According to the report, “in an increasingly complex analytics market, Qlik’s traditional strength of end-user driven analytics and speed to value are perceived well, and Qlik is now often associated with two (separate) key partnerships – one with Health Catalyst and one with Epic.” Both Health Catalyst and Epic were also positioned within the report as top providers in terms of understanding the needs of healthcare customers.

The KLAS report also positively highlighted Qlik products based on their ease of use and comprehensive capabilities. One provider in the report noted that “QlikView is a really strong product that is relatively sophisticated” and offers “really broad capabilities.” Other providers commended Qlik on its expertise in the healthcare vertical, customer support and its active advisory group for the healthcare sector.

“As part of our strategy for the US healthcare sector, Qlik has focused on expanding key partnerships within healthcare niche organisations and EMR providers. Specifically, our partnership with Health Catalyst has helped us expand into new organisations, while our partnership with Epic has opened doors for new use cases among existing clients,” said National Healthcare Market Director at Qlik, Chris Christy.

“Our strong partnerships along with the value delivered via our solutions Qlik® Sense and QlikView® have helped us connect with customers across the healthcare industry to turn their data into insights, improving decision making and ultimately transforming the way they deliver patient care,” continued Christy.

Qlik serves thousands of healthcare providers spanning hospitals, nursing and residential care facilities, and ambulatory services worldwide, including three of the five top grossing US hospitals. In South Africa, QlikView is being used by top healthcare industries,  such as Care Cross Health Group and Orthomedics, as a tool for data discovery and guided analytics, allowing users to pull in data from disparate sources, such as EMR systems, hospital databases and payer portals, into one consolidated view so users can easily explore and analyse data to uncover powerful insights.

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