We had a lot of fun at a recent Health Data Management conference when we created a MadLib for attendees to complete after one of the sessions.
Take a break and have some fun with a healthcare analytics MadLib!
MadLibs How-To (in case it's been awhile):
Don't read the story yet!
First, creatively complete the list of words to the right
Then, add your creative words to the story
Finally, read the MadLib and Laugh Out Loud
- Favorite Disease:
- Favorite EMR Module Name:
- Any Emotion But Happy:
- Favorite New Healthcare Initiative:
- Favorite Actor:
- Disney Character:
- Political Figure:
- Favorite Super Hero:
- Favorite Number:
- Favorite Analytic Tool:
- Favorite Analytics Buzzword:
It’s another exciting day to be an analytics director!
The CQO just called; she needs to know how to report on [favorite disease]. Turns out the [acronym] Agency made an unexpected visit to your hospital this week. They found [adjective] deficiencies in the [favorite EMR module name] workflow. You get that [any emotion but happy] feeling in the pit of your stomach; this means another [adjective] round of scoping, definition and prioritization, not to mention report development. Too bad you already have your hands full doing exactly that to comply with [favorite new healthcare initiative]!
The CQO sends you a list of requirements and the names of her top subject matter experts, [favorite actor], [Disney character], and [political figure] so you can get rolling. You reach out to your [favorite super hero] team, notifying them of the new focus, and then you begin scheduling [favorite number] meetings to outline analytic goals, whiteboard visualizations, mock up a data model and hold people’s time for data validation. It’s a good thing your team started implementing [favorite analytic tool] and [favorite analytics buzzword] – this will really help speed up the development process and ensure that the data you use is [adjective] scrubbed, consumed and distributed. If only those efforts could be done in time to help put out fires for your CQO!