The Acorn process fits seamlessly with your own workflow. Each case we handle is unique and receives custom treatment in accordance with your needs.
Our first step is to take the time to learn about your organization: What are your goals? How do you tell your stories right now? What are you best at? What challenges are you currently facing? Do you have specific projects you would like our help with?
You provide us with your data. If it is all in one data management system such as ChildPlus or PROMIS, it's a simple transfer. If you use multiple systems, we can collect and integrate the data from these systems into our own custom data environment.
This is where we find the stories you want to tell within your data. We look for general trends that your data supports and build first-stage visualizations based on this evidence. Backed by this proof, you will significantly strengthen the impact of your stories.
At this stage we are intimately familiar with your data and we can actively help your organization. Exactly what this looks like depends on your goals and objectives. You many just want some awesome data visualization tools to support annual reports or compliance review. You may want to develop and pilot new tools or programs within your organization. Or you may need data literacy training for your management team. We work with you to build the programs that fit with your own unique goals and budget.