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Using Health Data

Applying Technology to Work Smarter

Using Health Data addresses the enduring problem faced by most healthcare workers: the transformation and presentation of data into meaningful and accessible information. This practical new text will guide the manipulation of health data needed by the ‘doers’ and ‘users’ of health data.

Using Health Data takes ‘real’ examples from healthcare practice to illustrate, demonstrate and provide advice. It also describes various quantitative quality control charting and plotting methods to enable the effective presentation of data. While the text addresses the fundamentals of data manipulation, the interactive companion website allows readers to practice transforming real data into meaningful information.

Using Health Data will aid the reader in:
- understanding how to transform qualitative data into quantitative measures;
- linking data from multiple sources to create new information and
- differentiating between different types of health data; administrative, for planning or resource scheduling; and clinical evidence.

Audience
Any professional discipline or health student who uses (or will use) health data collected from the clinical area to support healthcare practice.

Paperback, 304 Pages

Published: September 2009

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7295-3889-3

Contents

  • Section 1

    Introduction

    Principles of data entry and quality

    - Rationale

    - Why do we have standards?

    - What is data?

    - Why do we need clean data?

    Principles of data storage and retrieval

    - Security of data

    - Confidentiality of data

    - Ethical use of data


    Section 2 Data Manipulation

    Transforming Database Data

    Basics

    Structure

    Find, Sort, Group

    Queries

    Sharing

    Analysing the data

    Cross tab analysis

    Charts

    Ways of Presenting this Data

    Creating meaningful charts

    Reading Charts

    What do they tell you?

    Employing Graphics

    Tips and Tricks

    Transforming Spreadsheet Data

    Basics

    Structure

    Filtering and Sorting

    Wildcards

    Formatting Data

    Analysing the data

    Summarising data

    ‘What if’ analysis

    Ways of Presenting this Data

    Creating meaningful charts

    Reading Charts

    What do they tell you?

    Employing Graphics

    Tips and Tricks

    Transforming Word processor Data

    Simple Research


    Section 3 Presenting Data for Impact

    Word

    - Document Presentation

    PowerPoint

    - Basics of presentation

    Charts

    Web

    - Blogs

    - Wikis

    WiFi

    Tips and Tricks


    Conclusion

    FAQs

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