My entry focuses on allowing users to compare hospitals within the city they live in. But my analysis leverages a variety of data from CMS (data link here) including information about hospital service, conditions, quality of care, and communication. I broke these metrics out into 5 key categories that users can weight the importance of. Then I produce an aggregated hospital score by summing these weighted factors for each hospital.
Users can make comparisons across a selected city or view a particular hospital's data. Finally, a user can then explore which hospital provides the best price for each procedure.
Check out my entry here: www.myoptimalhospital.com
This was my entry to the first phase of the contest. I still have some more work to do including some design improvements, additional views, and some more advanced analysis including the following:
- Cluster analysis of the hospitals to find if there are different hospital types (e.g. specialty hospitals, general hospitals, etc)
- Regression analysis to determine which community factors (ex: income, employment, racial composition, etc) have the most significant impact on hospital conditions including cost, quality of care, and conditions
- Peer analysis to recommend a different hospital if you like one but they don't perform the procedure you are looking for
Let me know what think of the site so far. Thanks.