Developing an Interactive Data Visualization Tool to Assess the Impact of Decision Support on Clinical Operations

Timothy C. Huber, Arun Krishnaraj, Dayna Monaghan, Cree M. Gaskin

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Abstract

Due to mandates from recent legislation, clinical decision support (CDS) software is being adopted by radiology practices across the country. This software provides imaging study decision support for referring providers at the point of order entry. CDS systems produce a large volume of data, providing opportunities for research and quality improvement. In order to better visualize and analyze trends in this data, an interactive data visualization dashboard was created using a commercially available data visualization platform. Following the integration of a commercially available clinical decision support product into the electronic health record, a dashboard was created using a commercially available data visualization platform (Tableau, Seattle, WA). Data generated by the CDS were exported from the data warehouse, where they were stored, into the platform. This allowed for real-time visualization of the data generated by the decision support software. The creation of the dashboard allowed the output from the CDS platform to be more easily analyzed and facilitated hypothesis generation. Integrating data visualization tools into clinical decision support tools allows for easier data analysis and can streamline research and quality improvement efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)640-645
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Digital Imaging
Volume31
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Analytics
  • Clinical decision support
  • Data visualization
  • Informatics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Computer Science Applications

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