Advancing Analytics in Children’s Hospitals 2020 – Presentations available

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED TO INCLUDE THE PRESENTATIONS FROM SEPTEMBER, 2020. Thank you to our wonderful presenters!


Advancing Analytics: Applying Solutions to Complex Problems

12 pm – 1 pm, Friday, July 17, 2020 (View presentation)
Analytics in a children’s hospital sometimes requires solutions that can be difficult to carry out. In this panel, you will learn how three different analysts use rigorous analytic approaches (such as NLP and time series analysis) to solve complex quality improvement and safety problems. With these solutions, the analysts are able to provide a clear understanding of the extent to which the hospitals are meeting their objectives. Join analysts from Boston Children’s, Children’s Hospital of Alabama and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital for this excellent panel.

Analytic Approaches to Population Health and Social Determinants of Health

12 pm – 1 pm, Friday, July 31, 2020 (View presentation)
As children’s hospitals seek to address the impact of social and economic factors on health outcomes, they wade further into true population health interventions. Analysts are often called in to drive a deeper understanding of how social determinants and other population dynamics work, what role hospitals can play in mitigating them, and to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions hospitals employ. Join us for presentations by three analysts from Rady Children’s Hospital, Intermountain Healthcare, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital who are adding rigor to their hospital’s efforts to implement population health solutions.

Developing an analytics culture that supports self-service

12 pm – 1 pm CT, Friday, August 7, 2020 (View presentation)

That we need strong analytics to make better decisions is accepted as given in the health care world today. But how do you deliver analytics in a meaningful and authentic way to those who make decisions? This panel will explore self-service analytics from two angles – how to prepare the end user to participate responsibly in self-service and how to develop self-service tools that meet users where they are at. Join analysts from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago to learn ways to develop a culture that supports self-service at your hospital.

Meeting children’s hospitals’ analytic needs during the COVID-19 pandemic

 12 pm – 1 pm CT, Friday, August 21, 2020 (View presentation)

The COVID-19 pandemic has required substantial system change in children’s hospitals, even though children as a group are less affected by the virus than adults. Analytics programs have been called on to support these changes by providing new information, sometimes in new formats and with new tools. In this panel, a group of analysts from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will share the COVID-19 dashboard they built for their hospital and share infrastructure changes that were required. Analysts from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital will share data collection and reporting tools they built to support the various system changes that were occurring in the hospital and reporting tools they developed to support ‘rebooting’ ambulatory services once Illinois Stay at Home Orders were lifted. Join this panel as these analysts demonstrate the flexibility and responsiveness many analytics teams continue to show during the pandemic.

Visualization Analytics – Pictures More than P-Values

12 pm – 1 pm CT, Thursday, September 3, 2020 (View presentation)

This presentation will provide evidence that a picture is worth more than a p-value – in terms of its ability to translate clinically-relevant information to those caring for patients. The goal of the project was to help predict patients’ pain trajectories by combining the expertise of nursing and data science. The clinical-analytic partnership demonstrates how important questions emerge, how they are translated into analytic problems, how the analytic problems can be solved in a multitude of ways, and then how the findings are made clinically relevant.

Data Governance for Effective Analysis

12 pm – 1 pm CT, Friday, September 18, 2020 (View presentation)

This panel will explore several ways data governance supports a sound analytic program, with a special focus on issues that present significant governance challenges. We will hear how one analyst engages multidisciplinary teams to define metrics that guide her hospital decision making, with a special focus on human resources data (which have unique sensitivities because they are governed by multiple sets of regulations). Another hospital will explore how it applies a framework from Safety Science to overcome barriers to data transparency and utilization for quality and patient safety metrics. Finally, an analyst will walk through the process of integrating a patient-reported outcomes program into the electronic medical record.