Here at team QualDash we like to celebrate success in all its forms – the big and the small! For example, when writing for publication, we celebrate when a manuscript is submitted to the target journal. This celebration may seem premature, considering rejection is a very common experience these days. Nevertheless, we feel it is very important to recognise the hard work that has gone into drafting a paper and because we are proud of our project outputs, even if the journey to print is a bit longer than hoped for. With this in mind, we’d like to share some recent project successes with you.
Some recent project successes
- Our conference abstract, led by Dawn Dowding, was accepted by MEDINFO 2019 and she will present a poster titled ‘Variation in National Clinical Audit Data Capture: Is Using Routine Data the Answer?‘ in August in Lyon
- Lynn McVey and Natasha Alvarado are presenting ‘On it like a car bonnet’: Understanding how and in what contexts National Clinical Audit data are used to monitor and improve care quality in the NHS at the Health Services Research UK conference in July in Manchester
- Rebecca Randell will present ‘Requirements for a quality dashboard: Lessons from National Clinical Audits‘ at the AMIA 2019 Annual Symposium, which received a record number of submissions this year (over 1,200 across all categories), in November in Washington, DC.
- Natasha Alvarado has submitted a paper for publication reporting our findings (Phase 1) regarding the use of NCA data within clinical teams – fingers crossed we will see it in print soon!
- In collaboration with NHS staff and the research team, Mai Elshehaly has developed (written the code and everything) for a novel and interactive dashboard (QualDash) to support the use of National Clinical Audit data – this is the jewel in the project crown!
- We have just begun introducing QualDash into our research sites – an important project milestone!!
As you can see, we have lots of things to celebrate as a team that reflect a lot of hard work; on that note I shall go and organise an after work celebratory meal!
PS. If you are attending any of the conferences mentioned above, please do come and say hello!