Designing and Maximizing the Use of Dashboards for CQI of a Medical School Curriculum

Tuesday, March 28 | 2:00PM–2:50PM | Room 550
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Standard Presentation
Medical schools are faced with the challenge of implementing and maintaining effective CQI (continuous quality improvement) cycles in order to meet institutional objectives and ensure compliance with accreditation standards. We describe how we designed curricular evaluation dashboards with the explicit goal of supporting CQI and driving decision making and then how we integrated the use of those dashboards into institutional goal setting and oversight/accountability processes. To achieve this we made strategic use of data visualization techniques and balanced scorecard approaches, harnessed available technologies, leveraged faculty expertise, sought buy-in and support, and integrated educational strategic planning with enterprise-wide accountability and cross-mission goals.

Outcomes: Explore how storytelling and storyboarding can be used to design dashboards that meet educators' needs for interpreting and acting on evaluation data * Plan how an interdisciplinary, cross-unit group of professionals can work together to integrate data into CQI processes * Formulate a list of strategies for enhancing data-based decision making at your institutions


  • Colleen Gillespie

    Assistant Professor, New York University
  • Sabrina Lee

    Senior Director, Education IT, New York University
  • Marina Marin

    Chief, Section for Education Data, New York University

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