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

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

An AHRQ Webinar

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. 

  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.

  • Brian Zikmund-Fisher, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health and Research Associate Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Genevieve Melton-Meaux, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, FASCRS, FACMIAssociate Professor of Surgery and Health Informatics Core Faculty, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and Chief Health Information Officer, Fairview Health Services and University of Minnesota Physicians

  • Chun-Ju (Janey) Hsiao, Ph.D. M.H.S.Health Scientist Administrator, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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