This assessment directs you to analyze the uses for health data with the purpose of improving health care policies and operations. Raw data doesn’t say much to most people, but through data analysis, information can be extracted and used to “tell the story” of a particular patient population.
Select or generate a dataset that is meaningful to you and your interests in the health care industry by using one of the links below:
CDC WONDER Online Databases
Evaluate the dataset and determine how valuable it is for improving health care operations or policies. This will require the creation of a chart or graph to interpret the data.
Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word report with your evaluation of the dataset and what value can be gained from it. Include the following:
The source of the data
Why the data is important
A detailed chart or graph to interpret the data
What trends the data documents
What changes in operations or policies can be made to improve quality or efficiency
Cite 3 reputable references to support your report (e.g., trade or industry publications, government or agency websites, scholarly works, or other sources of similar quality).
Format your report according to APA guidelines.
Include a copy of the dataset along with your report.