As part of Reporting Content Review, Alberta Health Services (AHS) analysts help clinical information system (CIS) users design reports, dashboards and visualizations that will be deployed through self-serve, in-system, analytics tools supporting decision making. The possibilities are limitless... early configuration work is intimidating to say the least.
It can help to envision a stepwise progression towards the reporting maturity AHS needs to attain HIMSS Level 6 and 7
recognition. Early in-system reports, dashboards and visualizations
should focus on gaining insight about user on-boarding and
adoption. Soon, data becomes available to support tracking minimum
acceptable CIS use. Once use is solid, attention can shift to indicators
of meaningful use and charting quality. Thereafter, gaining insight
from internal evidence about health processes and outcomes becomes
possible. Appreciating this can help prioritization of in-system
reporting capabilities for launch and the months that follow.