Data Tools

Below are some of the most commonly-used tools to access, research, and display the data sets within HITS. 


Tableau is a powerful data visualization tool that can connect to multiple types of data sources. It enables you to transform data into interactive dashboards and reports that users can view on the Tableau server hosted by HITS. Learn more.


Epic SlicerDicer is an intuitive self-service reporting tool that enables clinicians to sift through large populations of patient data stored in Epic Caboodle. Users can find the data they need to investigate a hunch, and then refine or reformulate their searches on the fly to better understand their patient populations. Learn more.

Toad Data Point Professional

Toad Data Point Professional is a database query tool that offers basic and advanced querying functions, such as drag-and-drop capabilities, pivoting, and other features. Learn more.

Microsoft Forms

Microsoft Forms is a simple online survey, poll, and quiz builder that can aid in collecting feedback, measuring satisfaction, and organizing events. When you create a form, you can invite others to respond to it using a web browser or mobile device. As results are submitted, use the built-in analytics to evaluate responses or export the data to Excel for additional analysis.


Qualtrics is an online survey tool. It has an easy-to-use interface that enables you to quickly create and distribute surveys and analyze responses. It is provided to the U-M community at no cost. Common uses include research data collection, student applications, registration forms, teaching or program evaluations, or other administrative forms. Learn more or transfer ownership of a survey.


A lightweight version of the Visio web app offers core functionalities and allows users to create, edit, and share professional diagrams.