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What is a clinical quality dashboard?

A clinical dashboard is a toolset developed to provide clinicians with the relevant and timely information they need to inform daily decisions that improve quality of patient care.  It provides these tools in a visual and user friendly format.  

Dashboards are used in all types of management information systems and are designed to offer the user a quick and easy way to access tools and information.  The idea is that all of the links are at the user’s fingertips, similar to a dashboard in a car.

In terms of quality improvement, dashboards have been developed as a way for clinicians to monitor patient care.  Dashboards offer an excellent way to pull internal reports and analyze the day-to-day quality of care. A key benefit of a clinical quality dashboard is that they are an easy clinical decision aide tool.  

Related Resources:

Health Care Clinical Quality and Safety Dashboard  go to exit disclaimer- Methodist Medical Center of Illinois
UK Clinical Dashboards Programme go to exit disclaimer– NHS Connecting for Health
Performance Dashboard go to exit disclaimer-  Healthcare Management Council, Inc.

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