MediQoC: A data driven, hospital quality of care portal for the patient community

Maureen Simmonds, Dimitrios Zikos, Sreehari Hegden

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Abstract

In order to respond to recent changes in health services provision, where patients are members of a consumer driven healthcare system, we developed MediQoC (Medicare Quality of Care), a data driven web portal for Medicare patients and their caregivers. MediQoC grants access to personalized, data-driven information about hospitals, and quality of care indicators. Utilizing a Medicare claims dataset, the portal enables patients, caregivers and other stakeholders the ability to locate high-quality hospital services which are appropriate for specific symptoms and medical procedures. MediQoC provides to the user a list of eligible hospitals, and outputs statistics on hospital stay attributes and quality of care indicators, including the prevalence of hospital acquired conditions. Each hospital is ranked with a percentile rank score on the basis the aforementioned in-hospital attributes and quality indicators; the ranking results are visualized on maps via MediQoC-viz, the visualization module of the portal. A panel of three clinical experts evaluated the portal and provided feedback related to function, and data utilization and legal aspects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication9th ACM International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2016 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450343374
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 29 2016
Event9th ACM International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2016 - Corfu, Greece
Duration: Jun 29 2016Jul 1 2016

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Volume29-June-2016

Other

Other9th ACM International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2016
CountryGreece
CityCorfu
Period6/29/167/1/16

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Keywords

  • Decision Making
  • Information System
  • Medicare
  • Patient Participation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Simmonds, M., Zikos, D., & Hegden, S. (2016). MediQoC: A data driven, hospital quality of care portal for the patient community. In 9th ACM International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2016 - Conference Proceedings (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series; Vol. 29-June-2016). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2910674.2910715