What is a Clinical KPI Dashboard?

Clinical Dashboards are considered operational analysis tools and are used by hospital executives to track important patient management metrics. Some of the main functionality in this type of dashboard is that it provides analysis from these six perspectives: 1) Number of admissions per Diagnostic Related Group (DRG), 2) Number of readmissions by DRG, 3) Average charge by DRG, 4) Monthly trend in admissions and readmissions, 5) Average length of stay (ALOS), and 6) Count by patient type. You find an example of this type of dashboard below.

Automate Your Healthcare Operations

Purpose of Clinical Dashboards

Healthcare organizations use Clinical Dashboards to monitor essential patient statists and metrics. When used as part of good business practices in executive departments, an organization can improve its efficiency and patient-related improvement strategies, and it can reduce the chances that leaders miss key trends or anomalies, resulting in sub-par decision-making.

Example of a Clinical KPI Dashboard

Here is an example of a Clinical Dashboard for healthcare providers.

Health – Clinical Dashboard

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Dashboard?

The typical users of this type of dashboard are: Chief physician, CEOs, CFOs, management.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Clinical Dashboards

Progressive executive departments sometimes use several different Clinical Dashboards, along with financial statements, claims reports, claims dashboards, executive dashboards, clinical reports and other management and control tools.

Solver for Healthcare Providers

Where Does the Data for Analysis Originate From?

The Actual (historical transactions) data typically comes from patient systems and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems like: Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) Finance, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365 BC), Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Sage Intacct, Sage 100, Sage 300, Sage 500, Sage X3, SAP Business One, SAP ByDesign, Acumatica, Netsuite and others.

In analyses where budgets or forecasts are used, the planning data most often originates from in-house Excel spreadsheet models or from professional corporate performance management (CPM/EPM) solutions.

What Tools are Typically used for Reporting, Planning and Dashboards?

Examples of business software used with the data and ERPs mentioned above are:

  • Native ERP report writers and query tools
  • Spreadsheets (for example Microsoft Excel)
  • Corporate Performance Management (CPM) tools (for example Solver)
  • Dashboards (for example Microsoft Power BI and Tableau)

Automate Your Healthcare Operations

Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Cloud Solutions and More Examples