In this tutorial, you will gain a basic understanding about how to navigate and use the analytics section in WRMD.
Accessing the Analytics Section
You can access the Analytic Section through the Quick Links Menu. Just click the Analytics link.
Layout of the Analytics Section
The Analytics section has been organized into four simple categories which you can see at the top of the page. If you have activated the Hotline Extension, you will see a fifth category.
- Patients: patients that have been admitted to your center.
- Origin: where your patients come from.
- Circumstances of Admission: why your patients have been admitted.
- Disposition: what happened to your patients at the end of their care.
- If the hotline extension is activated, you will see a Hotline category as well, which shows you data about your hotline incidents and call duration.
The date is located in the upper right-hand corner. The Field for Segmenting Patients is located in the top left-hand corner. Both of these are adjustable so you can visualize whatever data you are looking for.
Setting the Time Range
By default, you will see analytics for patients admitted within the past seven days. However, you can modify or customize the dates. To do this, click on the arrow next to the date; then, from the drop-down menu, choose the date range and method of grouping data.
If you wish to compare the analytics to a previous time period, click the Compare to checkbox and choose the appropriate time period from the dropdown menu.
- Previous Period: one month prior to the date originally chosen.
- Previous Year: one year prior to date originally chosen.
- Custom: choose your range from the calendar option.
Once you click the Apply button, the dates will be set. From there, you can apply filters for the data you would like to see. You can always go back to this area and change or modify the dates as necessary.
Filtering Data on Patients
WRMD’s analytics defaults to showing data for all patients admitted to your center, excluding voided patients. However, you can also specify certain groups of species. For example, you could view analytics on just your bird patients, only the animals that came from a certain town, for animals that were only caught by a cat, or for whatever criteria you wish. You can also add more segments if you want to make comparisons between species.
To set filters, click the All Patients button and a drop-down menu will appear. Fill in the segments of your patients you would like to see. For example, if you only wanted to see Birds, choose Aves under Taxonomic Class. This will recalculate all of your analytics and only show you the data for your Aves.
Additionally, you can see analytics from multiple segments of your patients by clicking on Add Segment and choosing additional species or classifications.
Modifying your Filters on Patients
It is easy to adjust your settings once you have customized them. For instance, if you wish to remove a classification you have set, click All Patients to return to the default setting. To remove an added segment, click the arrow and choose Remove Segment from the drop-down menu.
Visualizing the Data
To access your Analytics, click on one of the hyperlinked categories and choose which data set you want to see from the dropdown menu.
The data itself is organized in interactive charts and graphs. By scrolling your mouse over the charts, you will see a pop up of the specific data point you are looking at. Here is an example from the Patient’s Overview Category.
Underneath the interactive graphs is a spreadsheet of data containing additional information about your patients.
All the categories are organized in the same way, except for the Location Map segment under the Location/Map and Disposition Categories. For these analytics, you will see a map pinpointing the various locations your animal species have come from.
Printing and Downloading the Charts
You can print the charts, download them into various formats, or download the raw data behind each chart and use them in presentations, reports, or in any other way you want. To do this, click on the chart you wish to view. Then, click the hamburger icon in the upper right-hand corner of the chart. From the drop-down menu, choose whether to view the chart full-screen, print it, or download the chart and/or data.