3139.0 Using Dashboards to Improve Consumer and Population Health

Monday, October 29, 2012: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Dashboards, in the automotive sense of the word, are intended to communicate - at a glance - what's going on underneath the hood. Drivers may respond differently to this information than would an auto mechanic, but the ultimate goal is the same - to keep the car running well. Population health dashboards are analogous. During this session, participants will hear how various dashboards help patients determine how healthy their communities are, whether the health metrics are useful, and how to use health metrics to communicate health messages across communities.
Session Objectives: *Participants will be able to describe the importance of how people search for and consume health information *Participants will be able to describe the importance of population health metrics in achieving “accountable care” for all.
Diane L. Adams, MD, MPH, CHS-III
Anna Schenck, PhD, MSPH

America's Health Rankings: Selection and review of health metrics
Anna Schenck, PhD, MSPH, Tom Eckstein, MBA and Sarah Milder, MPH
America's Health Rankings: Understanding the needs of the end-user to build a dashboard's relevance
Scott Weier, MPH, MBA, Julie Fisk, MBA, Tom Eckstein, MBA and Sarah Milder, MPH
Putting dashboard data into action: MaineHealth's Health Index Initiative
Deborah Deatrick, MPH, Timothy Cowan, MSPH and Andrew Coburn, PhD

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Organized by: Health Informatics Information Technology

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)