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Healthcare Environment Data and Survey Software (HEDSS) makes Discovering Meaning in Data™ possible. Discover the following:

  1. Analytic Consultation
  2. Item Reduction
  3. Validating Constructs
  4. Qualitative Analysis
  5. Discrete Event Analysis
  6. Instrumentation Development
  7. Generation of Research Model, Intervention Specific
  8. Caring at the Core (Nursing Care)
  9. Survey Management
  10. Predictive Analytics

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Analytic Consultation

Healthcare Environment consultation services are offered per two hours of analysis. The first hour allows time to validate data points. The second hour ensures that the science is carried out.

Steps to complete:

  1. Providing consultation on primary or secondary data

Depending on the size of the project, clients can pay by the day (discounted rate). Please note: This one-to-one ratio of data validation to data science can be considerably variable when handling bigger projects. Continue scrolling for more information about bigger projects; commonly performed in collaboration with Healthcare Environment.


Validating Constructs and Item Reduction

Item reduction is used when you want to minimize the burden of responding. Respondent fatigue happens to the best of survey participants; to avoid this phenomena, HCE continuously eliminates any misleading or confounding items included in questionnaires.

Expected time to complete: Five days

Steps to complete:

  1. Item Analysis
  2. Exporatory Factor Analysis
  3. Monte Carlo Simulation / Parallel Analysis
  4. Remove Non-contributing Items
  5. Confirmatory Factor Analysis
  6. Report Writing

Price listed assumes no instrument maturity.


Qualitative Analysis

Qualitative analysis is used to empower front line staff, or, when you want to give the respondents a voice. Comment, text only, questions are categorized based on the subject and context of the comments, then categories are assigned a code that is used to compare a finite number of groups. Due to the indefinite nature of qualitative research, HCE deploys great efforts to capture the story that holds true to the respondent’s intention.

Steps to complete:

  1. Thematic Analysis
  2. Validation using Interrater Reliability
  3. Action Research / Participatory Action Research
  4. Thematic Analysis of Action Plans for Change
  5. Report Writing
  6. Presentation

Price listed is per 100 beds in hospital/facility.


Discrete Event Analysis

Discrete event analysis is used to evaluate timeliness of care, throughput, and/or length-of-stay. An overall process can be broken into smaller time intervals to analyze and interpret which stage throughout the care process is accounting for the greatest share of minutes. Events or stages can also be analyzed to identify which is the most volatile, or least controlled. Paired with non-time data, a root cause analysis may be conducted to help understand why the events are taking so long and/or why they vary so greatly.

Expected time to complete: One week, five days

Steps to complete:

  1. Data Clean-up
  2. Statistical Process Control
  3. Queuing Analytics
  4. Report Writing
  5. Presentation

Price assumes there are no more than seven discrete events included in the analysis. Due to varied response teams and resuscitation procedures involved with trauma care in the Emergency Department, trauma patient care requires a custom quote.


Instrumentation Development

Expected time to complete: Eight Days

Steps to complete:

  1. Evaluation of underpinning theory
  2. Evaluation of existing items
  3. Development of original items
  4. Item validation
  5. Survey testing in HEDSS
  6. Psychometric testing of all instruments
  7. Report writing

Price listed assumes the instrument is in its infant stage.


Generation of Research Model, Intervention Specific (with testing)

Generating a research model is used when somebody has a strong gut feeling, or a strong hunch, about a specific phenomena relating to the process, or work environment, they are involved with; this person wants to understand how big of an impact this certain phenomena may have on the outcomes their involved work process. Better yet, this somebody has a theory that one, specific outcome is greatly affected by the proposed phenomena. Accordingly, experts at HCE sit down with this person to develop a theoretically-driven questionnaire that may best collect information regarding their theory-in-question.

Expected time to complete: Four weeks

Steps to complete:

  1. Listen to all interventions and proposed outcomes resulting from these interventions
  2. Assemble a model for measurement
  3. Test and measure
  4. Examine relation between intervention and outcomes, as well as antecedence and co-variance
  5. Propose re-specified model based on results
  6. Presentation of results using action research to identify missing components of model
  7. Develop re-specified model for next measure
  8. Report Writing

Price listed assumes the intervention sought-after is complex and original.


Generation of Research Model, Intervention Specific (without testing)

Generating a research model is used when somebody has a strong gut feeling, or a strong hunch, about a specific phenomena relating to the process, or work environment, they are involved with; this person wants to understand how big of an impact this certain phenomena may have on the outcomes their involved work process. Better yet, this somebody has a theory that one, specific outcome is greatly affected by the proposed phenomena. Accordingly, experts at HCE sit down with this person to develop a theoretically-driven questionnaire that may best collect information regarding their theory-in-question.

Expected time to complete: Five hours

Steps to complete:

  1. Listen to all interventions and proposed outcomes resulting from these interventions
  2. Assemble a model for measurement

This service assumes the intervention sought-after is complex and original.


Caring at the Core (CatC)

Expected time to complete: Five weeks

Steps to complete:

  1. Data clean-up
  2. Psychometric testing of all instruments
  3. Data science
  4. Model development for related variables using theory and framework of care
  5. Report writing
  6. Travel
  7. Presentation (no additional cost)

 

Item Compilation

Item compilation is used when the client currently operates with numerous audits that examine, or question, the same outcome. For example, collecting information on patient falls with three or four different audits – as confusing as it is wasteful. Our solution is to compile non-redundant items, among these audits, into a single, electronic questionnaire.

Expected time to complete: One Week

Steps to complete:

  1. Seize Similar Audits
  2. Examine Items
  3. Identify and Report Redundancies
  4. Agree on Item Set
  5. Develop Questionnaire

Predictive Analytics

Steps to complete:

  1. Evaluate existing instruments used to measure outcomes
  2. Modify or amend existing instruments (if adequate)
  3. Combine surveys if redundant
  4. Execute measurement of outcome
  5. Power analysis conducted to evaluate number of patients needed for initial study (alpha = .05, power = .80, effect size = .15)
  6. Match research and control group sample sizes
  7. Initial analysis of outcome as dependent variable, all others as independent using correlations and hierarchical regression
  8. Presentation of results focusing on coefficients for the purpose of prioritizing identification of causal variables


 Contact us to learn more: surveys@hcenvironment.com