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Overview

Data monitoring, from the highest level down to the patient level is critical to identifying trends, gaining insights, and communicating transparently with staff and stakeholders. Data monitoring approaches such as dashboarding are used to display data in a simple and intuitive way, allowing a snapshot of performance on selected measures to see changes or areas for improvement. Business intelligence systems such as population health management analytics allows for the monitoring of the health of a whole patient population, stratified by various characteristics, thereby supporting care planning, resource allocation, and training opportunities. Resources in this section include tools to begin dashboarding, considerations for taking the next step with population health management and guidance on how to navigate the many factors of any data monitoring approach.

Monitoring and Communicating with Data
Annual UDS Clinical Measure Data Dashboard
Annual UDS Clinical Measure Data Dashboard

Annual UDS Clinical Measure Data Dashboard

This simple Excel file dashboard was shared by an existing FQHC and is used to depict performance on UDS measures over time.

This can be used to communicate with staff or monitor performance on UDS measures, and can be modified for use with other measures. There is also a tab with some real world advice on creating and using basic data monitoring dashboards included on the first tab.

Developing Effective Data Dashboards
Developing Effective Data Dashboards

Developing Effective Data Dashboards

Data dashboards help communicate information to your health center staff, clinicians and partners. However the development process can be daunting. Where do I start? Who is part of the process? What tools should I use? Many people start by choosing the tool, but before identifying the tool, it is helpful to think through the users and the design process. This primer walks you through steps to dashboard design and how to choose the right dashboard tool.

Data Transparency Summit Part II
Data Transparency Summit Part II

Data Transparency Summit Part II

OPCA recently fielded a Data and Quality Improvement Survey to Oregon’s FQHCs, which helped foster a better understanding of clinics’ current data/QI capacities and capabilities. One common challenge that emerged was that of systematizing and sustaining data and quality improvement structures. As a result, this event is designed to dive deep into effective data and quality improvement systems, and will include a variety of activities including guest presentations, small group discussions, sharing of best practices and action planning.

Optimizing the Presentation and Visualization of Health Data for Patients and Providers
Optimizing the Presentation and Visualization of Health Data for Patients and Providers

Optimizing the Presentation and Visualization of Health Data for Patients and Providers

This webinar will discuss methods for optimizing the presentation of health data for both providers and patients. Presenters will discuss methods for presenting meaningful displays of medical test result data to patients for improved understanding and describe two EHR usability studies around navigators and clinical note organization to improve the efficiency of provider documentation. 

Objectives:
  1. Describe the challenges patients face in understanding medical test data and present evidence-based methods to overcome these barriers and help patients make sense of the data, manage their health, and make choices about their care.
  2. Describe findings around EHR navigator usage and clinical note organization with usability studies to support improved provider workflow.
Health Datapalooza
Health Datapalooza

Health Datapalooza

The 8th Annual Health Datapalooza is the gathering place for people and organizations creating knowledge from data and pioneering innovations that drive health policy and practice. Registration is available for attendance via webinar and in-person.

Dental Dashboard
Dental Dashboard

Dental Dashboard

This health center-tested Dental Dashboard, created by NNOHA and partners, is an interactive resource that allows users to monitor a set of dental measures through an online data collection tool and a chart presentation tool, allowing monitoring of performance and opportunities for QI. A case study is also included.

How Healthcare Visualizations Can Improve Organizational Buy-In

How Healthcare Visualizations Can Improve Organizational Buy-In

Data visualizations in many forms can be incredibly valuable in helping health center staff and leadership move from a passive understanding of the data to active support of health IT enabled, data driven quality improvement approaches. While introducing visualizations can create immediate value and understanding, ensuring that their full value is realized requires that stakeholders be fully engaged and understand how visualizations (such as dashboards) can support decision making.

A Buyer’s Guide to Business Intelligence Tools
A Buyer’s Guide to Business Intelligence Tools

A Buyer’s Guide to Business Intelligence Tools

The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) created this document to provide health centers with a better understanding of data analytics, the current capabilities of these tools, and the critical vendor selection and contracting issues related to the consideration, selection, implementation, and use of a data product. It is written to help health centers make informed decisions when it comes to determining how to build and use this business intelligence capability within their organizations.

Acknowledgements

This resource collection was compiled by the HITEQ Center staff with guidance from HITEQ Advisory Committee members and collaborators of the HITEQ Center.

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The Quadruple Aim
Quadruple Aim

A Conceptual Framework

Improving the U.S. health care system requires four aims: improving the experience of care, improving the health of populations, reducing per capita costs and improving care team well-being. HITEQ Center resources seek to provide content and direction aligned with the goals of the Quadruple Aim

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