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March 23, 2023

Streamline healthcare operations for better efficiency and productivity with Vizlib Collaboration

Vizlib Collaboration is the most comprehensive full-cycle collaboration layer for your analytics. Powerful collaboration and writeback capabilities enable you to action, edit and capture your data in Qlik Sense, so you can go beyond just reporting and discover truly streamline healthcare operations. In healthcare, this means unparalleled communication for your teams. Think; seamless team discussions, real-time insight sharing, and data editing and adding on the fly.

In this blog, we will discuss some examples of how Vizlib Collaboration can optimise efficiency, productivity, and decision-making in the healthcare industry for better outcomes and improved patient care. We’ll also break down the four key features that make a difference, including Writeback table, Teamwork, Input Form, and Server

The four key functions of Vizlib Collaboration

Vizlib Collaboration boasts four main functions that set it apart from the rest:

  • Writeback table. Say goodbye to read-only dashboards! Writeback table enables you to easily edit, update and comment on data points or entire rows directly in your dashboards, while remaining in the analysis flow. You can think of it like a much more powerful version of spreadsheets in Qlik Sense, as it lets you correct your data, insert new information, adjust numbers and create new data segmentations.
  • Teamwork. This function makes communication around your data as seamless as possible. With Teamwork, your team can share insights, handle data confidently and converse, collaborate and share knowledge directly in Qlik Sense.
  • Input Form. Make online forms a breeze. Input Form helps you to shape and manage the quality of form data quickly and efficiently. This dynamic function allows you to make changes to the form, or even create a new one as data is being collected. And with layout wizard, templates, and a range of customisation options, you can do it quickly, too!
  • Server. This is the back-end solution for the on-premise (Enterprise) version of Vizlib Collaboration. Once installed, you can use it to integrate with other components (e.g. an email or messaging system, adding and saving a history of comments, connecting to a database or enabling an audit trail). 

These functions are the building blocks of this powerful collaboration layer, and it is easy to see the impact it can have in a healthcare setting – where communication, collaboration, and efficiency are critical. 

Visit the Collaboration playlist on our YouTube channel for detailed demos and more information about this powerful product. But for now, let’s talk about these functions in action.

Use case one: Managing and editing complex healthcare data with ease with Writeback table

AdviseInc is a web-based analytics company that identifies sustainable financial benefits for the healthcare system by joining web-based analytics with commercial and clinical expertise. In short, they provide applications that bring data to life from across the NHS and its supply base. The end result is better cost savings and improved efficiency.

We spoke to Lee Smith, Head of Visualisation at AdviseInc, who said he was particularly impressed by the power and ease-of-use of Writeback table:

For our users to not have to update our database… and building front ends that allow them to go in and effectively change what they’re seeing on the screen… it was amazing to get to that point.  –  Lee Smith, Head of Visualisation at AdviseInc


But it doesn’t stop there! We were proud to hear that aside from the tools themselves, AdviseInc was also very impressed by the Vizlib community, with Lee describing it as “the place that I go to get the latest releases, updates, bug fixes, patches, you know, anything”.

Read the full case study, here.

Use case two: How the NHS Trust uses Vizlib Collaboration to streamline complex problems and save time and resources

Catalyst BI is an innovative Business Intelligence Consultancy that challenges organisations to unlock insights, drive performance and create value by bringing people and data together. Catalyst BI recommended Vizlib as a solution to meet the needs of the team at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust. For the purpose of this blog, we are going to focus on their use of Vizlib Collaboration, but you can read the full case study here

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust employs over 6,000 people operating across two large hospitals that provide a vast range of services. With so much to be monitored, efficiency and productivity is crucial to delivering the highest quality of service and care, to both patients and staff.

Simplifying the process of outpatient bookings for a better user experience

Vizlib Collaboration was first introduced to improve the process of outpatient bookings. The previous process involved clerical teams having to switch between clinical systems and Excel. This process was clunky and left room for error, and it was clear that a more appropriate tool was needed to manage such a complex flow. Switching to Vizlib Collaboration saved time, and  allowed their clinical teams to make amendments and write back to the data at the source. Below is an example of Writeback table in action.


Decoding vaccine management and other complex processes

Now fully implemented, Vizlib’s Collaboration suite is used across the Trust in many complex applications. One such application was a vaccination management application that significantly expedited the process and ensured the welfare of key workers. 

We spoke to Gawaine Carter, Head of Corporate Information, who summarised their experience with Vizlib:

We’ve had Writeback in the building for 12-18 months. The proof of concept was so successful that at pace, a number of other pieces of work have moved forward and brought benefits to the organisation as a whole. We like the integration, we like that everything is in the same place. We wouldn’t want to revert to the old way. – Gawaine Carter, Head of Corporate Information.

 Want to see more of Vizlib Collaboration in action? View and download examples on our Demo Apps page – including Clinical Trials, OSHA Safety Compliance, and Veeva Vault demo apps! 

Get started with Vizlib Collaboration and start improving your efficiency and productivity, today

Leveraging Vizlib’s value-added products for Qlik Sense helps everyone on your team – even those with no coding experience – better understand the drivers of success, costs of delivery, financial performance, patient experience and medical outcomes.

So what are you waiting for?

Getting started with Vizlib Collaboration is simple. Download your free trial here, today. 

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