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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.

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Project Partners

  • All Calgary Anesthesiology Depts.

  • Surgical SCN

  • AHS RPI Unit

  • AHS DIMR - Data & Data Governance Services


Project Leads

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



Aims

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 inelda.gjata2@ucalgary.ca

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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.






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