A Digital Dashboard for Visual Representation of Child Health Information: Results of A Mixed Methods Study on Usability and Feasibility of A New CHILD-Profile

Author(s): Miriam Weijers*, Jonne Van der Zwet, Nicolle P.G. Boumans, Frans J.M. Feron, Caroline H.G. Bastiaenen

Background: A digital 360°CHILD-profile, developed within Dutch preventive Child Health Care, visualizes and theoretically orders relevant health information in line with the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. This comprehensible dashboard is designed make electronic health data accessible and facilitate transformation towards Personalized Health Care.

Methods: In a pragmatic Mixed Methods study, 360°CHILD-profile’s usability and feasibility was evaluated. The level of use was measured quantitatively, as well as determinants for implementation at the level of the CHILD-profile itself, its users and the organisational context. Qualitative methods were used to gain understanding of quantitative findings and explore CHILD-profile’s potential benefits.

Results: Participating professionals (n=17) discussed personalized CHILDprofiles with parents (n=27). Twelve interviews (parents and professionals) and two focus groups were performed. After integrating quantitative and qualitative data, the overall theme “readiness for implementation” emerged. Participants reacted enthusiastically about discussing the CHILD-profile and appreciated the quick overview on holistic health information. Hindering organisational issues were mentioned, including the non-structured electronic medical dossier.

Conclusions: This study demonstrated the 360°CHILD-profile to be useful and efficient for CHC-practice. Users seem competent in handling and using the CHILD-profile within the CHC-context. Knowledge on how to get ready for implementation was generated.

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