Developing a data dashboard for Calgary anesthesia departments
Tableau data dashboards can provide continual monitoring of physician practice and identify areas where practice change could improve patient outcomes.
All Calgary Anesthesiology Depts.
AHS RPI Unit
AHS DIMR - Data & Data Governance Services
Dr. Donal Finnegan, Anesthesiologist, AHS, University of Calgary
Dr. Lara Cooke, Associate Dean Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development, University of Calgary
Project Manager - Inelda Gjata
The goal of this project is to implement a systematic, individualized and continuous data dashboard to report on important quality metrics. This will drive evidence-informed practice within the Calgary Zone Department of Anesthesia.
The dashboard will report on five clinically important quality questions:
Is the timing of my pre-operative antibiotic administration appropriate?
Is my post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) prophylaxis appropriate?
Are my patients hypothermic; should I make more or less use of forced air warming?
Am I using low flow anesthesia consistently?
What is my success rate for post-operative analgesia from my thoracic epidurals?
The Physician Learning Program is helping Calgary anesthesiologists implement the continuous reporting dashboard by providing:
Project management support
KT implementation support
Data analyst resources
For more information, contact Inelda Gjata, Project Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The ‘Dyslipidemia Screening and Treatment in Alberta’ report provided participating family physicians with information about their individual practice and the aggregate practice on Dyslipidemia management.