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Table 2 Items that met consensus using a 5-point Likert scale

From: Challenges faced with the implementation of Web-Based Data Query Systems for population health: development of a questionnaire based on expert consensus

Topic Item Mean Median IQR Number Round consensus was achieved
Cost Cost to have adequate state agency (public health staff) 4.33 4 1 15 Round 1
Cost of system design/software development 4.14 4 1 15 Round 1
Cost to have adequate staff/headcount for IT staff (internal) 4.07 4 1 15 Round 1
Cost of IT technical support for state agency staff 3.46 3.5 1 14 Round 3
Cost of technical support to end users 3.13 3.5 1 14 Round 3
Cost of servers/hosting applications 3.00 3 0.25 15 Round 1
Cost of data storage 2.40 2 0.5 15 Round 1
Data collection Challenges in acquiring data that are useful and meaningful 4.63 5 0.75 15 Round 1
Challenges in acquiring data that have been requested by relevant stakeholders/end users 4.42 5 1 15 Round 1
Challenges in acquiring data from multiple data sources across the state 4.23 4 1 15 Round 1
Challenges in working with private hospitals and clinics to release data 4.21 4.5 1 14 Round 3
Collecting data in a timely manner 4.21 4 1 15 Round 1
Challenges in working with public hospitals and clinics to release data 4.01 4 1 14 Round 3
IT infrastructure Challenges in collaboration with software developers and IT staff 3.57 4 1 15 Round 1
Challenges in decision making on technology (open source, commercial, etc. 3.53 4 1 15 Round 1
Usability Data are meaningful and is useful for the end user 4.40 5 1 15 Round 1
Data are missing or incomplete for end user 3.80 4 1 14 Round 3
Quality of user data output (Excel, csv, pdf, html etc. 3.71 4 0.75 15 Round 1
Drill downs/data filers are difficult to understand 3.50 4 0.75 15 Round 1
Website freezes up 3.33 3.5 1 14 Round 3
Data do not go far back enough in time 3.21 3.5 1 15 Round 3
Qualitative items (participant generated Evaluation of end users 4.57 5 1 14 Round 2
Standardization of vocabulary 4.50 5 1 14 Round 2
Providing context in a way which makes a “story” of the data 4.50 4.5 1 14 Round 2
Hidden costs associated with development 4.42 5 1 14 Round 2
A greater understand of how the consumer consumes the information 4.42 5 1 14 Round 2
Need for “user centric” design 4.35 4.5 1 14 Round 2
Helpdesk support for end users 4.28 4 1 14 Round 3
Data from the private sector 4.07 4 1 14 Round 2
Using existing public health surveillance systems and mandated hospital discharge reporting maintained by state department of health 3.72 4 0.5 14 Round 2
Rigorous validation of data and statistical algorithm 3.20 3 0.25 14 Round 2
Evaluation of end users 4.57 5 1 14 Round 2
  1. Items with an IQR ≤ 1 met consensus
  2. Mean mean score, Median median score, IQR interquartile range
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