Users define validation options for responses (including whether a response is required, how many responses to allow/require and regex patterns). Scores or weights can be associated with non-numerical responses (common for psychological survey measures).

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Over the past 10 years, the department has relied on a variety of in-house and third-party survey solutions for evaluating fellowship and residency programs, staff and faculty. The different applications were inflexible, difficult to use and created information silos. The objective was to create a single survey application that would allow administrators throughout the department to create and manage their own surveys.

jVals is a RESTful survey building and tracking application. Users create survey forms in a WYSIWYG editor and track results using BIRT reporting and MicroStrategy Dashboards. I decided it was important to make the application flexible so that it could integrate with other existing workflows. Seamless integration allows for automated information gathering, and automated evaluation assignment and delivery, thereby improving response rates. Features include: LDAP authentication, integration with badge scanning system (for attendance lists), integration with SharePoint document library, and user-defined meta fields and validation.

The response to this application has been amazing. The evaluation response rate has increased from 52% to 83%. Users are really excited about being able to build and manage their own surveys and feel that the application is really easy to use.

Notable features:

Workflow integration. Automated tasks automatically assign evaluations for events like patient cases, fellowship rotations and CRNA interactions with attendings.

Logic. Users can create their own branching logic and make questions visible and/or required based on answers to other questions in the evaluation.

WYSIWYG Editor. Users can easily design and and reorder evaluation questions. Users can create their own answers choices or choose from a list of pre-defined question types with commonly used answers. Users can tailor responses with options like required, min and max number of responses and free-text pattern matching.

Custom Email Templates. Users can use the default outgoing email template or design their own using jVals’ template tags and html.

Users drag question types directly onto the survey form builder and can edit data fields inline.

Users drag question types directly onto the survey form builder and can edit data fields inline.

Users define validation options for responses (including whether a response is required, how many responses to allow/require and regex patterns). Scores can be associated with non-numerical responses (common for psychological survey measures).

Users define validation options for responses (including whether a response is required, how many responses to allow/require and regex patterns). Scores or weights can be associated with non-numerical responses (common for psychological survey measures).

Users can set logic for questions - making them visible and/or required based on responses to other questions.

Users can set logic for questions – making them visible and/or required based on responses to other questions.

The Logic Icon indicates that a question has triggering logic. When a user hovers over the icon, a summary of the question's logic appears.

The Logic Icon indicates that a question has triggering logic. When a user hovers over the icon, a summary of the question’s logic appears.

Emails are sent to respondents when they are assigned to complete an evaluation. Template tags can be used to customize the email message sent to respondents.

Emails are sent to respondents when they are assigned to complete an evaluation. Template tags can be used to customize the email message sent to respondents.

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Users can import question groups from existing survey forms.

Subjects and respondents are associated with functional roles for easier grouping and assignment.

Subjects and respondents are associated with functional roles for easier grouping and assignment.

 

Respondents can be imported from conference attendee lists.

Respondents can be imported from conference attendee lists.