Hospital Performance Mapping

Using data from the nationwide Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Luminosa designed and developed this app for a pilot project by researchers at the Cochrane Collaboration College for Policy at GMU. This app would be made available to constituents statewide so they could see at a glance how their regional hospitals compared to the rest of the state.

The Challenge

Creating an easy-to-use browser-based application for state residents to quickly view performance benchmarks for hospitals within congressional districts and still provide access to specific data.

The Solution

We designed the app to require minimal action by users, relying on jquery and javascript for interactive mouseover popups with simple links to detailed data for each participating hospital. The dynamic maps also include links to the hospital web site and to the corresponding US congressional office.