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Assignment Objectives: 1. Meet CAHIIM Curriculum requirement for Associate Degree Domain III. Informatics, Analytics and Data Use Subdomain III.D. Health Care Statistics Section
2. Analyze data to identify trends Competencies: Quality, safety, and effectiveness of healthcare Meet CAHIIM Curriculum requirement for Bachelor Degree Domain III. Informatics, Analytics and Data Use Subdomain III.C. Analytics and Decision Support Section
3. Analyze clinical data to identify trends that demonstrate quality, safety, and effectiveness of healthcare Competencies: Statistical analysis on healthcare data
Assignment Purpose: To understand data retrieval and to identify trends Assignment Description
Step One: Visit the following websites: The PEPPER report
The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project
The CDC Wonder database
Step Two: Create a one page summary describing the data located at the three sites and how that data would be used.
Step Three: Select any one of the above databases and perform a data search on the topic of your choice. The only requirement is that you have multiple points of data. For example: you may have multiple years, or multiple quarters, or multiple locations.
Step Four: Perform a data analysis of the data you have retrieved. Calculate at least the mean, median, mode, and range of your data.
Step Five: Create a one page summary of the data you have collected and analyzed. Provide the data that you have collected in a table.
Explain what data you collected, explain your data analysis, identify any trends in the data, and explain how this data can be used to increase the quality and safety of patient care.