November 22, 2013

Conceptual Hospital Dashboard Design

I have been neglecting the "design" aspect of this blog for some time.  To re-engergize the need for more engaging content, to put some eye-candy out... and have some fun on a late Friday afternoon… I thought I would share a shelved design for a dashboard that I developed for a COO at a notional hospital:

Notional Hospital COO Dashboard Design
Notional Hospital COO Dashboard Design
I have made several assumptions when coming up with this mockup.  The first is that quality and quality metrics would be of utmost importance to this user.  Maybe pay-for-performance programs have been adopted based on Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs), and quality issues have an immediate impact on the bottom line of the organization.  I included both a kiviat visualization for showing targets against measured results for CQMs, and a longitudinal trend for those CQMs over time.

With the disclaimer that I am not a clinician; I made some assumptions that knowing the types of procedures that are being performed, and when those procedures deviate from expected norms is something else that a COO would track.

Lastly, I am showing a design technique that Stephen Few will sometimes use to provide a non-white background to reduce eyestrain.  Having met him several years ago, I am a fan of Stephen's work.  I always like the muted background color that he tends to include in his works.

I welcome the feedback.

Kudos if you "get" the names of the ten physicians.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. © Rob McCready, 2013.
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