5 Best Practices for Creating Effective Dashboards – And the 7 Mistakes You Don't Want to Make

There's a growing trend in savvy healthcare organizations to help end-users create and deliver tailored dashboards.

A good dashboard displays key metrics quickly, and can clearly and rapidly communicate relevant data personalized to each viewer. Historically, creating and deploying effective dashboards was incredibly difficult and time-consuming. It typically required not only software programming expertise but also domain business expertise and knowledge about what and how to communicate information effectively. However with new advances in technology, that's changing.

Learn how you can give users the ability to create their own dashboards and reports in a way that liberates them from IT intermediaries and backlogs, without worrying about the technology and instead focused on key business questions.

Essential to the success of a dashboarding project are:

  • Choose metrics based on why they matter
  • Keep it visual
  • Make it interactive
  • Keep it current or don’t bother
  • Make it simple to access and use

If you’re already engaged in a dashboard project, take note of these five best practices and evaluate how your efforts measure up. If you’re not, it’s not only time to ask yourself why not, but can taking one on help give better visibility to your business objectives and help give visibility to departmental efforts and goals?