Open Source Framework Webinar presentation (Text)

Slide 1: (Title) 

MONAHRQ. Input Your Data. Output Your Website. 

MONAHRQ Open Source Framework: June 18, 2015 Slide

Slide 2: Welcome and Introductions

Welcome and Introductions

Slide 3: Agenda

  1. Introductions
  2. Brief Overview of MONAHRQ®
  3. New Feature of MONAHRQ: Open Source Framework
  4. Who Can Use Open Source Framework
  5. Wings and Flutters
  6. Resources
  7. Licensing
  8. Wrap-up and Questions 

Slide 4: What is MONAHRQ?

  • MONAHRQ is Windows-based software from AHRQ to help you and your organization create your own web-based, health care qualityand utilization reports.
  • MONAHRQ was created to help increase transparency in US health care by spreading the use of evidence-based features and metrics that allow for more informed decision-making by consumers and health care professionals that can lead to higher quality care and potentially lower care costs.
  • MONAHRQ is:
    • Evidence-based–uses measures, data sources, and reporting techniques drawn from research
    • Quick–generates reports and websites in hours or days, not months
    • Easy–designed to be intuitive, so no training is needed to use it
    • Flexible–allows customization, ensuring that the reports are relevant to your needs
    • Free–provided by AHRQ at no cost to anyone who wants to produce health care websites and reports
  • MONAHRQ 6.0 is the latest version with new report on nursing homes, physician, and trends. 

Slide 5: Open Source Framework: A New Feature of MONAHRQ

  • New Open Source Framework in MONAHRQ 6.0:
  • Enables Host Users to:
    • add one or more new datasets similar to existing ones,
    • define measures and report types,
    • customized report layouts in MONAHRQ-generated websites
  • Extends the MONAHRQ application
  • Enables greater flexibility and innovation
  • There are two main framework components:
    • Wings
    • Flutters 

Slide 6: Open Source Framework: A New Feature of MONAHRQ

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Image of MONAHRQ web site, with navigation tab "Additional Reports" circled to indicate new feature.
Text at bottom of image from home page reads:

Get Started

This website provides information on the quality of all the hospitals and nursing homes in the state. It also provids basic inromation on all the phusicians. You can limit what you look at by narrowing your search to the things that meant the most to you:

Slide 7: Who Can Use the Open Source Framework?

  • Host Users who have experience with software development or basic programming skills
  • Host Users working with IT professionals and web developers to plug-in additional datasets and measures and create new report types

Slide 8: What Are Some Examples of Wings?

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Image shows screen shot of MONAHRQ web page labeled Manage Wings & Flutters, with Wings tab selected.  User may Insert a new open source Wing and/or manage already installed Wings. Table contains four rows of sample data, each one a Wing: APCD Data, HCUP County Hospital Stays Data, Health Insurance Exchange Quality Reporting, and Hospital Value-Based Purchasing.

Slide 9: What Does a Wing Look Like?

At a high level, your Wing will look like this:
<Target>
<Columns /> <!—- columns’ definition in your dataset-->
<Measures /> <!—Measure’ name and definition included on your dataset for reporting >
<Reports /> <!—Reports definition and report generator associated with Wing-->
</Target>

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Example image shows:
Two-column field, with left column labeled "Wing defining data columns" and right column labeled "Data file"
Left column shows example of page code, and right column shows multi-column data table with representative data for county, hospital, state, discharge, length of stay, cost of stay.

Slide 10: What Does a Wing Look Like?

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Example image shows:
Example of web page code in left column, labeled "Report Generator". Right column, labeled "MONAHRQ Generated report"  contains a screen shot of a web page showing HCUP County Hospital Stays Summary Report, with sample data arranged by county.

Slide 11: What are Flutters?

“Flutters” let Host Users create new report layouts, style, and flow.

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Example image shows screen shot of MONAHRQ web page labeled Manage Wings & Flutters, with Flutters tab selected. User may Insert a new open source Flutter and/or manage already installed Flutters. Table contains five rows of sample data, each one a Flutter: APCD Data Reporting, HCUP County Hospital Stay Summary Report, HCUP County Hospital Stay Details Report, Health Insurance Exchange Quality Reporting, and Hospital Value-Based Purchasing.

Slide 12: What Does a Flutter Look Like?

What do you want the report to look like?

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Example image, labeled "\View\basic-table.html", shows web page code defining tabular structure for data report.

Slide 13: What Does a Flutter Look Like?

How do you want your webpage to respond to user requests?

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Example image, labeled "basic-table.js", shows JavaScript programming to define functions of user requests.

Slide 14: How to Acquire Wings and Flutters

  • Host Users may acquire Wings and Flutters in a variety of ways.
    For example:

    • Wings and Flutters included by MONAHRQ in the generated website
    • Wings and Flutters created privately by the Host User’s organization

    • AHRQ community website at: https://github.com/AHRQ/MONAHRQ-Framework
      • A GitHub community has been created as part of the Framework dissemination and knowledge-sharing platform in the development of Wings and Flutters.
      • How to contribute to this program

Slide 15: What You Can and Cannot Do

Can Do Cannot Do
User will be able to easily include a new datasets into MONAHRQ for existing reporting entity types (Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Physicians). User cannot create new reporting entities (such as, Payers, Home health, etc.) with the new datasets.
The data can be imported in “.csv” (comma separated file) file format only. The import file cannot be in a format other than .csv format.
Current validation rules are limited to data format type validations such as, numeric, date, etc. User cannot currently createcustom validation rules such as across entities and data sets and on domain values (ICD-9 codes, etc.)
The report generation process can be defined by developers using the JSON output format currently supported by MONAHRQ. Report data cannot have a format other than JSON. For example, XML output is not supported currently in MONAHRQ Open Source

 

Slide 16: Licensing

- Available on GitHub

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Image of web page screen shot showing AHRQ / MONAHRQ-Framework from GitHub to show samples of ways to customize report layouts.

Slide 17: Next Steps

  • What you can do now:
    • Download MONAHRQ 6.0 and host a MONAHRQ-generated website
    • Create a Wing and Flutter with MONAHRQ
    • Provide feedback to the MONAHRQ Team (e.g. interest in organization to create their own wing and flutter; other data that can be used to create wings and flutters)
  • What the MONAHRQ Team will do:
    • Provide technical assistance to help you develop Wings & Flutters
    • Plan for future versions of MONAHRQ
      • More consumer oriented
      • New reporting domains
      • Methodological improvements

Slide 18: Wrap-Up Questions and Answers

Slide 19: Thank You

General Comments:
MONAHRQ TA Team, Pantheon
MONAHRQ@AHRQ.gov

Additional Contacts:
Bill Freeman, AHRQ
william.freeman@ahrq.hhs.gov

Wen Tian, AHRQ
wen.tian@ahrq.hhs.gov

Mark Tobias, Pantheon
mark@panth.com

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