We’ve been quietly working on some very cool map interfaces to explore the Pellucid data set, and we are extremely proud to announce the release of the Maps section of WhyNotTheBest.org. This is a national, interactive map of 47 indicators of care including process measures, patient satisfaction, mortality and readmission. Whereas WhyNotTheBest allows users to examine and compare individual hospitals, this new feature rolls the data up by county and state and allows easy, visual comparisons of regions. Users can zoom into states to explore counties, and there are some great widgets for playing with the data. As always, WhyNotTheBest is free to use.
Whereas WhyNotTheBest allows users to examine and compare individual hospitals, this newfeature rolls the data up by county and state and allows easy, visualcomparisons of regions. Users can zoom into states to explorecounties, and there are some great widgets for playing with the data.As always, WhyNotTheBest is free to use.
We’ve been working with a great company, Axis Maps, their cartography and visualisation skills combined with our data and analysis is what made this possible. Our goal is to unify Pellucid with custom maps built on top of their incredibly powerful indiemapper platform, and open up the option for anyone to make use of Pellucid data to make new, interesting maps.
We’ve been concurrently working on another joint project for the State of Illinois – releases sometime in the New Year – which further expands the feature set for a much richer visual analysis of the data. Our next job for WhyNotTheBest will be to include AHRQ quality indicators derived from a dozen states’ discharge data, we’ll be starting that in January. What makes this all especially interesting is the map receives data dynamically from Pellucid, so it will be a breeze to update with fresh data every quarter.
Knock on wood.