Using Health Data

1st Edition

Applying Technology to Work Smarter

Authors:

  • Paula Procter
  • Heather Grain
    • Electronic ISBN 9780729578899

    Key Features

    • concise and practical guide to using data for health students and practitioners
    • information is divided into accessible sections with clear and straightforward progression of skills
    • screen dumps, charts and graphs are integrated throughout
    • icons in the text direct readers to web-based activities
    • Tips and Tricks at end of each section, and FAQs at the end of the text
    • activities are built around real-world examples in healthcare

    Table of 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

    Details

    No. of pages:
    304
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2009
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Churchill Livingstone Australia
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780729578899