Having spent quite a bit of time over the past month visiting various hospitals, I have come to the realisation that a dashboard that shows/monitors key indicators of the state of a person’s health is probably the most important dashboard of them all.
The heart rate, temperature, blood pressure, blood oxygen levels, etc are all vital signs that are monitored when someone is unwell and in hospital. If any these go below (or sometimes, above) their normal values there is cause for concern and usually triggers some action from the medical staff.
These dashboards or monitors have to be real-time. They also have to be accurate. Whilst most organisations would like their dashboards to be real-time and accurate, the consequences are rarely as bad as having a patient’s health deteriorate and no one knowing anything about it.