The Aginic Approach
Currently BCCA has an interface for clinicians to extract and view their data, however, this interface was hard to use and at times the clinicians were not always sure what they were looking at.
To ensure that the solution we delivered would be easily understood by the users, we started with a short design phase.
In this phase we started by gathering the user requirements and started creating a mock-up version of what the final solution would look like and function. This way of working supports our Agile way of working.
Our Product Approach with BCCA
Once our product owner was happy with the design for the final solution and how users will interact with the solution, we started with the build phase which consisted of two sprints. In these two sprints, we embraced our agile approach, conducting a stand up every two days to show our progress, talk about any blockers we were experiencing and then talk through the next two days of work.
At the end of the two weeks, we uploaded the report onto the BCCA website so it can be viewed by clinicians who are part of the BCCA.
Automated Annual Report
With an agreed prioritised backlog of metrics, we embarked on the build phase focusing on the development of the clinician and hospital annual reports.
One of our guiding design principles for this project was to keep the solution as user friendly as possible. The idea behind this came from our workshop on the users. We identified that users being clinicians and hospital representatives and identified that these users would be time-poor and would want the ability to find the results they are looking for with as little clicks as possible while giving them the flexibility to investigate the data in any way they can think of.
The final solution that was delivered was a Qlik report deployed on a Qlik server. This report offered 2 main views of the world. The first is all the metrics and shows how each clinician compares in each of these metrics and the second are the same metrics however this time displayed by the hospital.
BCCA Comparison by Hospital
In the clinician view of the report, the user will be highlighted blue to easily distinguish themselves from the other clinicians. Also on this view we colour the clinicians that based on the population are statistically positive or negative outliers (with a script created by Monash University). These two layers allow the users to easily identify if they are a positive or negative outlier.
BCCA Comparison by Clinician
Additionally, we developed a second page, this page focuses on showing how the cases seen by the BCCA compare with the Nation Bowel Cancer Screening Program. Here users interested in the subject can see which statistical areas have a low rate of return with the screening program and then compare it with the number of non-screened patients the BCCA saw in their dataset.
BCCA Statistical Area Map comparison