The Dashboard Spy

October 31, 2006

Drug Supply Dashboard – Using Executive Dashboards in AIDS Treatment & Research in Rwanda

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 10:18 am

The Republic of Rwanda is a small east-central African nation with around 8 million people. Unfortunately, it is best known for its problems such as the genocide of a million Tutsis by militant Hutu groups.  Today, AIDS is a major problem. It is being addressed via a rapidly expanding anti retroviral care and treatment program. 10,000 Rwandan adults are receiving treatment, and the government plans to expand coverage to as many as 101,000 adults and children by 2007.  The program is supported by the Ministry of Health and the Treatment Research and AIDS Centre (TRAC) through an IT project named TRACnet.  It is an enterprise dashboard type of solution that collects, stores, and displays program, drug and patient information related to HIV/AIDS care and treatment. The web-based system is accessed in a variety of health care settings. It was deployed nationwide and connects every facility dispensing care (94 of them). The support network is considerable, with telephone operators speaking both French and English. The system allowed the shift from paper-based reporting to dashboard-style access and is credited with incredible increased efficiencies.

This enterprise dashboard system includes data and metrics such as  Program Indicators, Drug inventory information from point of care, Patient registry, Lab results, Group and individual communications, geographic display, charting and role-based Management Dashboards.  The dashboard screenshot shows, among other key indicators, the weekly drug supply status, new patient statistics and a map of facilities offering treatment.

Drug Supply Dashboard

Homework: Public health management is a noble and challenging pursuit. For background start by flipping through the previews of these books on public health management.

Note: Hey, Dashboard Spies!: Do you know how smart you are getting by reading The Dashboard Spy? From AIDS treatment, pig production to airplane crew size optimization to monitoring presidential campaigns, we’ve studied enterprise dashboards from all aspects of business. I’ll keep spying for those elusive dashboard screenshots that keep this growing dashboard screenshot collection interesting.

So what or who is The Dashboard Spy? As his about page states, The Dashboard Spy is just a guy interested in the design of enterprise dashboards. He could not find any executive dashboard design source books (or even screenshots of real business dashboards) and so set about creating his own. Finally convinced to post his extensive collection of dashboard screenshots online, he was amazed to find how popular it has become. If you have a nice screenshot of a digital dashboard, balanced scorecard, or any business intelligence graphic to share, please send an email to info _at_ Also check out The Dashboard Spy’s favorite books on business dashboards.


  1. Hello Dashboard Spy. I enjoy your blog about enterprise dashboards. It is good to see such information. I have been studying this topic for many months now and am glad to see so many examples. I will visit your site often.

    I was very interested in seeing your post about “KPI Requirements for Dashboard Projects – Using the KPI. Thank you for the information about this dashboard topic. There is a dashboard project at work about this subject.

    The graphic is very nice. I like the colors and the questions are very interesting – What Question? Who’s Asking, Why is it Important, etc. I think it is very good. I also like the layout of the screen. I have a question about the boxes on the right side. Is the user supposed to type the answers to the questions into the boxes?

    Comment by Shylesh — November 22, 2007 @ 2:24 am

  2. DashboardMD’s healthcare dashboards and intelligent reporting solutions redefine how you manage your business by completely automating revenue cycle monitoring and analysis.

    Comment by Dashboardmd — February 24, 2011 @ 10:12 am

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