In the previous article we considered skill levels in the report designer, familiarized with the process of their changing, learned the description of each level and recommendations for their selection. We hope this information was useful for efficient and fast reports` development and analytics dashboards.
This time we will talk about tools Publish and Actions in data dictionary. Their display depends on chosen skill level. When choosing skill level Basic or Standard these tools don`t display. It`s connected with that the tools for creating reports and dashboards are intended mainly for app developers.

Skill Level Dialog

For example Publish gives an opportunity to simplify and accelerate the process of report`s embedding or indicator panels in a custom app for various platforms. And Actions contains different commands for working with report data`s dictionary, for its synchronization and used sources` embedding in report`s resources.

Report Designer

When developing reports and dashboards, these tools are rarely used. So they are available only when choosing Professional skill level.

As it was said before it`s all explained with the fact that Professional is the most advanced level. In general it`s intended for both experienced report developers and software developers. At this skill level all components, their properties and tools are available in the report designer. This way if Publish doesn`t display in the report designer and Actions doesn`t display in data dictionary you should set up such skill level as Professional.
In our next article we will consider components in the report designer and their properties, which display depends on chosen skill level.
We are glad to inform you that we have started the last stage of work on reporting components for the Blazor framework.

Stimulsoft Reports.Blazor is a cross-platform report generator designed for full integration into applications working with the Blazor framework. Our components will support all the main features of Blazor. They can work both on the server-side and on the client-side using WebAssembly technology. You will be able to work with both XML and JSON file data and connect SQL data adapters.

Follow our news and don`t miss the first release of the product, scheduled for the end of November 2020.
Today due to the development of information technologies, many spheres of human activity got an opportunity quickly and qualitatively keep, process and analyze the data of their work and its effectiveness.

Medicine isn`t also exception. So as it`s very important sphere of human activity. It has quite a lot of information and data, which require qualitatively analysis. Stimulsoft was always interested in creating modern tools of data analysis including medicine. We developed dashboards, which reflect key performance indicators in medicine.

These examples of dashboards give an opportunity to analyze data in the following categories of medical coefficients of performance indicators (KPI): Emergency, Finance, Internal, Operations, Patient Health, Public Health. Except KPI dashboards, we also have dashboards, such as: Hospital Overview, Hospital Performance, Medical, Patient Satisfaction.

Emergency KPI

Dashboard Emergency KPI gives an opportunity to analyze data in emergency departments of medical care.
Emergency KPI

In this example the following KPIs are presented:
  • The Time by Process Step, in min metric shows the time from patient`s visit to his hospitalization.
  • The Hours between symptom onset & hospitalization metric displays the time from the moment a person develops a symptom until his hospitalization.
  • The Number of patient metric displays the number of patients for the last period.
  • The Visitors who leave without being seen metric indicates the number of visitors who were unwilling to wait to see a doctor. It can help determine if more beds or staff are needed to handle the number of patients coming in.
  • The Chart element displays the ratio of the number of admitted to discharged patients.

Finance KPI

In the dashboard Finance KPI economic indicators of a medical institution are presented.
Finance KPI

This example includes the following analytical elements:
  • Average Insurance Claim Processing Time & Cost metric averages the amount of time and money spends processing insurance claims. When low, it indicates that the facility receives payment faster and there is less cost to the patient.
  • Average Doctor & Employee Wages Ratio metric displays average ratio of doctor`s and employee`s wages.
  • Claims Denial Rate metric provides insight into the effectiveness of the organization`s revenue cycle.
  • Average Treatment charge Per hour metric gives an opportunity to display the average amount that a facility charges a patient for a treatment.
  • Average Doctor Wages metric displays the value of wages paid to a doctor for an hour.
  • Average Employee Wages metric shows the value of wages paid to an employee for an hour.

Internal KPI

Internal KPI dashboard is an analytics of the internal interaction of a hospital.
Internal KPI

This dashboard includes the following metrics:
  • Trainings per Department metric displays the number of trainings conducted for medical staff and also their statistics by months.
  • Partnerships with Advocacy Groups metric displays the total number of partnership agreements of a hospital with legal organizations as well as their statistics by month.
  • Patient Confidentiality metric element displays the number of times a patient`s confidential medical records were compromised or seen by an unapproved party.

Operations KPI

In the Operations KPI dashboard the data analytics of patient care in a hospital is presented.
Operations KPI

All these data are presented with the following metrics:
  • Staff to Patient Ratio metric measures the number of active staff, looking after patients in a hospital in a definite period of time.
  • Bed or Room Turnover metric, in days displays the number of turnovers of beds or rooms a day.
  • Rate of Patient Satisfaction metric shows the level of satisfaction with medical staff`s work.
  • Average Patient Wait Time, in min fixes the average calculates the average number of time a patient must wait between checking in and seeing a provider. This can help with staffing and scheduling and provide insight into patient satisfaction.
  • The chart element Number of Patient Beds displays the number of beds for patients by months.

Public Health KPI

In the Public Health KPI dashboard the data analytics of public health is presented: childhood immunizations, the number of educational programs and the number of preterm births.
Public Health KPI

  • Childhood Immunizations metric displays the number of childhood immunizations by months.
  • The Number of Educational Programs metric displays the number of educational programs in medicine conducted with the total of all programs by months.
  • The Number of Preterm Births metric displays the number of preterm births with the common sum of all preterm births by months.

Medical Dashboard

Also, in our examples you can find Medical dashboard, which includes all of the above dashboards.

Choose appropriate dashboard and analyze your data.

We considered the examples of dashboards directly in key areas of medical institutions. However, among the examples of Stimulsoft some dashboards for analyzing patients` health and their satisfaction are presented.

Health Patient KPI

Dashboard Health Patient KPI displays the total data of a patient and his health.
Health Patient KPI

  • Blood Type indicator displays patient`s blood type.
  • Age indicator displays patient`s age.
  • Height indicator reflects patient`s height.
  • Weight indicator reflects patient`s weight.
  • Cholesterol metric records the patient`s cholesterol level.
  • Heart Rate metric displays patient`s heart rate.
  • Body Temperature metric shows patient`s body temperature.
  • Triglycerides metric displays patient`s triglycerides level.
  • HDL metric displays the level of high density lipoproteins.
  • LDL metric reflects the level low density lipoproteins.
  • Systolic metric displays the upper blood pressure.
  • Diastolic metric displays the lower blood pressure.
  • Pulse metric records the number of heartbeats per minute.
  • Blood Glucose metric displays the blood glucose level.

Patient Satisfaction

With the help of dashboard Patient Satisfaction you can display how satisfied patients are with the treatment and medical staff`s work.
Patient Satisfaction

In this dashboard the following metrics are presented:
  • Patient Satisfaction records the common prcent of patient`s satisfaction.
  • Arrival to Bed metric displays the time a person waits until to be put into bed.
  • To See a Doctor metric reflects the waiting time for an appointment.
  • To Get a Treatment metric displays the duration of treatment`s process.
  • The Staff explained instructions in an understandable way metric displays the patient`s agreement with staff`s understandable explanation of instruction.
  • The Staff took time to answer my question metric reflects the patients` agreement with staff`s taking time to answer patients` questions.
  • Patient Falls metric displays the precent of patients` falls.
  • Lab Test Turnaround shows the results of laboratory tests and the time taken to complete them.

Hospital Overview

Except this, among the examples of Stimulsoft there are dashboards for a hospital. In the dashboard Hospital Overview total analytical information about a hospital is presented.
Hospital Overview

All these data are presented with using such elements as indicators, measuring instruments and charts:
  • Total Patients metric displays the common number of patients who applied.
  • Total Patients Admitted metric gives an opportunity to display the common number of hospitalized patients from the number of those who applied.
  • Average Treatment Costs metric displays the average treatment cost.
  • Average ER Waiting Time displays the waiting time for a doctor`s appointment on average equivalent.
  • The Chart element displays the number of inpatients and outpatients by months.
  • With the help of Total Inpatients metric you can analyze the number of patients who are in a hospital.
  • And with the help of Total Outpatients metric you can display the number of patients who are on outpatient treatment.
  • Average Waiting Time by Division metric displays the patient`s waiting time (in minutes) for a doctor`s appointment, for each department of medical institution.

Hospital Performance

The Hospital Performance dashboard displays the analytics of hospital`s activity.
Hospital Performance

All of this is presented with the using of different charts:
  • Length of Stay chart shows the duration of stays in a hospital by months.
  • Admissions & Readmission Rate element records the number of admissions and readmission rate.
  • Average Treatment Costs element records the number of money spent on treatment over the years.
  • Hospital Acquired Infections element records the precent of surgical and central-line catheter infections of a hospital.
  • Stays by Payer element records the number of stays by payer. That is to say the percent of people getting treatment with private insurance, uninsured, medicate, medicare is displayed.
  • The Costs by Payer & Type of Stays element displays costs by payer and type of stays. That is to say surgical stays costs, medical, maternal and neonatal stays. And also costs on private insurance, uninsured, medicare, medicaid patients.

This way you can use the examples of Stimulsoft Dashboards to analyze the activity of your medical institution. We wish our clients good health and polite patients.
Dear friends, clients, the pandemic of coronavirus swept the whole world. Perhaps, there is no such country, which didn`t face this trouble. However, our life and work go on, and we don`t stand aside, our products are actively used for monitoring the situation with COVID-19.

In March when the world went into quarantine, our clients started creating dashboards which demonstrate the tendencies of pandemic of COVID-19 in the world, the number of infected, dead and recovered people. The examples of our users` dashboards represent analytical data, which include following elements: indicators, tables, maps, charts.


Indicators represent aggregated data on identified cases of infection, death and recovery from coronavirus. For example, in more successful from our point of view, dashboard, following metrics with the using of indicators are presented:

Global Cases

Global cases

Global Deaths

Global deaths

Global Recovered

Global recovered


In the tables the statistics of deaths and recoveries by countries are presented. Changing the sorting of data, thus we can monitor the countries with the greatest number of deaths` cases or recovery.



Charts give an opportunity to visualize data for each date during the pandemic. Data`s array from the beginning of the pandemic gives an opportunity to guess the tendencies of development of situation with COVID-19.


Online Map

With the help of the Online Map you can display the number of infections for each geographic object on the dashboard. The bubbles of the map give an opportunity visually compare the number of identified cases in a definite country. This way with the help of the map you can watch the most infected territories and the places with most spreading of COVID-19 in the world.

Online Map
As a result, you can use products of Stimulsoft for analysis and visualization of data in the situation with coronavirus in all over the world. And, we in turn, wish our clients never face this pandemic and good health, of course.
We are pleased to announce the release of the new version Stimulsoft Reports and Stimulsoft Dashboards 2020.4.1, which is now available for download. This major release comes with the release of Stimulsoft Reports.Angular, support for NET Core 3.1 in WinForms, Sparklines, and other functionality.

Stimulsoft Reports.Angular
In the 2020.4.1 release, we are pleased to present you with a cross-platform, full-featured set of tools for developing, viewing, and converting reports for the Angular platform version 9 and higher. Stimulsoft Reports.Angular uses client-server technology to work. Fast Angular components work on the client-side, while on the server-side, there is a full-featured reporting engine running .NET Framework 4.5 and higher or .NET Core 2.0 and higher. Stimulsoft Reports.Angular is a part of Stimulsoft Reports.Web product, and it is presented in separate packages for NuGet (server-side) and NPM (client-side).

Stimulsoft Reports.Angular

Support for.NET Core 3.1 in WinForms
In the current release, we have added support for .NET Core 3.1 in WinForms components. Now you can use these components to create, edit and view reports and dashboards in .NET Core applications. All components are included in the Stimulsoft Reports.Net product, usage examples are also available on GitHub.

Support for .NET Core 3.1 in WinForms

Sparklines in reports
In the release 2020.4.1, we added Sparkline as a data visualization component in reports. Add a component to a report page or a Data band, specify a data column, and select a type. Data values can be displayed as Line, Area, Column, or Win/Loss. Also, you can mark the extreme and maximum values with dots.

Sparklines in reports

Viewing data for elements
Now you can view the data of the current dashboard element directly from the viewer. To do this, click the View Data button of the required element, and all the values of the data columns of this element will be displayed in a separate menu. If necessary, the View Data button can be disabled in the Interaction menu of the current item.

Viewing data for elements

Viewing a dashboard query
When designing a dashboard using multiple data sources, you can view a virtual data table of the current dashboard. A virtual dashboard data table is a joined table formed from the dashboard data sources. To view it, select the View Query command from the context menu of the dashboard header.

Viewing a dashboard query

Support for GIS
In the 2020.4.1 release, we added the ability to display geometric primitives according to SQL standards on the Online Map element. Add an online map to the dashboard and drag the GIS data column to the appropriate field. You can also change the background of the map.

Support for GIS

Gauge settings
Now value labels in the Gauge element can be positioned both outside the value scale and inside. Also, value labels can be disabled. Customization of labels is carried out on the property panel, in the Labels group. In addition, we have optimized the algorithm for calculating the number of signatures for an element depending on its size.

Gauge settings

Updated Interaction editor
In the 2020.4.1 release, we have improved the Interaction editor used for designing reports. As a result of optimization, we have kept all the previous functionality and doubled the number of detail parameters.

Updated Interaction editor

Show Blanks
When using filtering elements on the dashboard, the data can contain empty values. In the list of values for filtering items, it will be represented as an empty value. In the new release, we added the ability to show or hide empty values in the list of values of the current filtering element. To do this, select or clear the Show Blanks checkbox.

Show Blanks

Sort by variation
In release 2020.4.1, you can sort the indicator and progress values by the deviation value. The deviation value is calculated by the report generator when analyzing dashboard data and is the ratio of the indicator values to the target values in percent. This sorting is relevant only if the elements are set to Series.

Sort by variation

Icons in charts
You can now use icons in report charts - to display the graphical objects of the chart, in the label, and the chart legend. To do this, select a specific row of the chart and set the required icon as the Icons property's value.

Icons in charts