Overview of Phase 1 – Prototype
In Phase 1, participants should present plans and a prototype of their visualization tool. The main goal of Phase 1 is for participants to share a prototype of their tool and accompanying data along with detail about the tool’s innovation, insight, and implementation.
Phase 1 Submission Requirements:
Applications should be in English and submitted by the deadline of June 7, 2019, using the online platform.
Abstracts of the proposed solution should be no more than 3 pages and include the following:
- A detailed overview of the problem(s) your data integration aims to solve.
- A statement of 2-3 specific health services research questions that can be informed by the submitted data visualization tool.
- No more than two static images of the concept described in the narrative.
- Information about the data and tool, with details on the data being integrated, including but not limited to:
- Source of the data (e.g., Federal or State databases; voice, digital, or social medical requests via service lines [911 emergency services, 311 non-emergency requests for community services, and 211 personal referrals for community services]; other locally available sources of data). Please note that you must use three or more data sources.
- Currency and range of the data.
- Specific information regarding the domain of the data leveraged (social and economic factors [e.g., education, employment/occupation, family and social support, social cohesion, social capital, community stressors such as crime and discrimination, income/poverty, race/ethnicity, gender/sex]; physical infrastructure of the community [e.g., housing, transportation, food access, parks]).
- Platform used to build the tool (including version, build, and add-on modifications to make tool development possible).
- Statistical methods (if any) used in the development of the tool. Explanation of how the tool will be hosted, shared, maintained, and made publicly available if fully developed.
- Additional reports and data sources that reviewers can use to affirm accuracy.
- A description of the proposed plan to fully develop the tool and the resources needed to build out.
- The target audience of the tool and the perceived benefit they will receive by using it.
- A description of how it will be promoted to maintain and solicit new engagement.
- A submission that uses graphic design/visualization best practices.
- An option to supplement the application with a short video submission. If a video is submitted, applicants will be expected to adhere to the following AHRQ video guidelines.
- Plans for the integration/scalability of the tool in the second phase, where a more detailed performance/technical specification will be required.
Overview of Phase 2 – Development
Phase 1 semifinalists will advance to Phase 2, which will focus on developing a proof of concept of their prototype. There will be one grand prize winner as well as a second and third place winner.
Phase 2 Submission Requirements
- A link (URL) to the posting of your functional, interactive dashboard tool (e.g., Tableau Public).
- A zip file of the data integrated with your too. Please ensure the data are in a universal, openable format (e.g., CSV).
- A slide deck (5-10 slides) that explains and discusses the core elements of your gool, overviewing:
- The data
- The source of the data with a citation on where additional information can be found about the data source.
- The variation in the data (e.g., State-to-State).
- The usability of the data at various geographic levels.
- The core data elements that can be leveraged throughout most States.
- Statistical methods (if any) used in the development of the tool.
- The visualization tool
- Platform, version, add-on modifications, etc.
- The target audience of the tool.
- The tool's repeatability and scalability.
- An explanation of how the tool will be hosted, shared, and maintained if it is fully developed.
- The impact it has
- The insight that can be gained using it.
- Specific use cases that demonstrate real-world insight.
- The data
- (Optional) a video (<5 m) narrating a walkthrough of the tool, its use, and the requirements listed above.