2017

Qlik DataMarket happily announces the availability of CMS Provider Performance, a new Healthcare Topical package. The 1st of 5 Healthcare topical packages expected over the next 4 months.


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The CMS Provider Performance data package will allow healthcare providers in the US to analyze their performance as measured by patient outcomes both physical and psychological.  This data increases the transparency of hospital care and helps to establish baselines for quality improvement effort across the US care provider community.  Using the data customers will get performance benchmarks for treatment of various illnesses and see how they compare to others in their peer-group, city, state or nationally.

 

It currently consists of three datasets.

 

  • Readmissions & Deaths shows, in a standardized manner, how the treatments to ailments compare across US hospitals, using data from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The data is updated annually (July)
  • Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program tracks the US Government’s program where payments for services are linked to the quality of hospital care. The data is updated annually.
  • Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (HOS), the first patient-reported outcomes measure used in Medicare managed care. Through the HOS, Medicare have gathered reliable and clinically meaningful health status data from the Medicare Advantage program to use in quality improvement activities, pay for performance, program oversight, public reporting, and to improve health.


Today, each U.S. hospital needs to report this information but gets little use of the information in return.  Now, using this dataset, customers can ask such questions as:

  • How do my readmission rates for CABG compare to in-state hospitals?
  • What demographic groups are affected by Hypertension and what's the emotional and physical impact on a patient's accomplishments and activities?
  • What's the national readmission rate for those who receive a knee replacement procedure?

 

Typically this data is hard to find and difficult to integrate into existing data models.  However, we curate the data for you and make sure that all diseases and treatments, geo-dimensions and healthcare providers have been identified and that the appropriate unique identifiers have been associated with each.  (e.g. Each type of procedure is coded with the HCSPC code (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System)).


To get you started quickly, the customers of the CMS Provider Performance data package will also have access to a pre-built application which can be integrated with your own data for unique insights.


 

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Qlik Sense September 2017 is now available from our Customer Download Site.    You can also try out many of the new capabilities in Qlik Sense Cloud where you can use Qlik Sense Cloud Basic for free or try Qlik Sense Cloud Business with a free 30 day trial.

 

You will find many new features and capabilities in this release including:

 

      • For Business Users
        • Waterfall Chart - You can now illustrate how an initial value is affected by intermediate positive and negative values with the new waterfall chart. For example, you can show the positive and negative contributions of different accounts in an income statement.
        • Recent Colors- The color picker in Qlik Sense now displays the five most recent colors selected in Qlik Sense
        • Expression Driven Labels – Provides the ability to use expressions in labels for dimensions and measures in property pane.  E.g. This allows you to add dynamically calculated values into the labels on your charts.
        • Box Plot Chart Improvements – Addition of lasso and range selection, reference lines, and vertical orientation in the box plot chart that was introduced in June.
        • Pivot Table Improvements – Ability to expand and collapse all items within a pivot table.
        • Data Manager Sequential Operations - Improvements to Data manager enable you to perform sequential transformations on your tables and fields. Where previously you were limited in what transformations you could perform together, such as being able to apply a single data profiling card transformation on a single field, you can now use the data profiling cards, concatenation, calculated fields, and unpivoting data together.
      • For Administrators
        • Centralized Logging - With the introduction of shared persistence, all nodes now have direct access to a common database and file system. The new Qlik Logging Service allows administrators to configure logs to be centralized by collecting all the messages and inserting them into a PostgreSQL database to help find issues and analyze usage.
        • Qlik Sense Mobile -  This option is only available for customers who have an MDM app store hosted in-house and who have deployed Qlik Sense Enterprise.  The Qlik Sense Mobile app can be downloaded fromhttps://vpp.itunes.apple.com


      • For Developers
        • Hierarchical Data API - A new hierarchical data API enables a definition that more closely reflects the visual representation of data. Benefits of the new API: Ensures little to no manipulation or transformation of data structure in the front end. / Simplifies the creation of charts./ Enables more powerful and dynamic charts.
        • Visualization API Update – Addition of new waterfall chart.
        • Extension Certification Pilot - Initial implementation of a new process for certifying extensions for Qlik Sense.. This is a limited implementation but ultimately we will offer partners the opportunity to apply for certification and to make certified extensions for sale via Qlik Market.

 

Attached you will find a document which outlines these features as well as an overall view of the improvements that have been released over the past 12 months. 


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Qlik NPrinting September 2017 has been released to the customer download site.  This release includes several key capabilities as described below. 

 

  • Report Cycles - Qlik NPrinting September 2017 can generate a separate report file for each combination of one or more dimension values. Each report will be filtered according with the combination of values that generates it. For example, the report file generated for the combination Year = 2017 and Country = USA will contain only data related to USA in 2017. Each generated report file will have a unique and customizable filename. For this reason, the dynamic naming feature will be enabled every time you select cycling. This was a gap feature from Qlik NPrinting 16.

 

  • Report Export/Import - It is possible to export a report into a compressed file and import it into a different installation of Qlik NPrinting 17. This is useful when you have separate development and production servers. Upgraded reports can be replaced in the final destination. Exported compressed files also contain other information related to the report, like users and filters.

 

  • Object filters for Qlik Sense Charts - Allows you to apply a filter to a single Qlik Sense object like a chart without applying that filter to all objects in the report.  It can also be used to block filtering of an object so that even though the rest of the report has filters applied, that object doesn't.  Previously you could only add filters to QlikView charts. You can still add only one filter for each chart.

 

Customer can download the latest versions of our software on the Customer Download Page.

Qlik customers & partners are invited to join the QlikView November 2017 Technical Preview. This Preview includes new features and improvements like:

  • Analytic connections - With analytic connections, you can integrate external analysis with your business discovery. By configuring an analytic connection (through server-side extensions), you can extend the built-in expression library with support for calling third-party calculation engines, both for load script and for chart expressions.
  • WebClient improvements like switch language, Detach, Set reference, Copy single column selection, Copy cell
  • Shared files management improvements - improved stability, shared file cleaning, PGO buffering
  • Export in XLSX format - XLSX is now the default exporting format for Excel files, replacing XLS.
  • BNF script reload mode - A new script reload mode, BNF, has been introduced. It uses the same syntax checks as those in the Script editor.
  • KML support - QlikView now can read KML files for use in a map visualizations. The KML file can represent either area data, such as countries or regions, or point data such as cities or places.
  • LEF Control on Maintenance date - When upgrading the QlikView Server or QlikView Desktop, LEF files must be up to date.

 

Try out these new capabilities and improvements and use the community to give your feedback on this new release of QlikView.

 

If you have any question or have issues accessing the community please send an email to insight@qlik.com.