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Data Standards in Healthcare - Chapter Summary
This self-paced chapter examines essential data standards in the healthcare field. As you work through this series of simple and informative lessons, you'll review various types of healthcare data sets, the OMAHA system, data interchange standards, database structures and much more. We've included multiple-choice quizzes to help you retain the information you study. You can also take the chapter exam and submit questions to our instructors if you have any. When you're done, you should be able to:
- Outline the purpose and components of nursing minimum and patient care data sets
- Describe the OMAHA system in nursing
- Recognize healthcare data interchange standards
- Define and assess the pros and cons of electronic health records
- Evaluate the purposes of database management and database security management
- Outline basic database structures and concepts
- Describe the purpose of database administration and security
- Identify several database management system models
1. What are Electronic Health Records? - Definition & Overview
Electronic health records have been around since the late 1970s, but they've only recently begun to boom in the health care world. In this lesson, learn about the definition, history, and benefits of EHRs.
2. Benefits & Disadvantages of Electronic Health Records
The first commercial Electronic Health Records system began in 1972, but their use in doctors' offices is still not universal. Proponents point to a long list of benefits gained by using EHRs, but what are the disadvantages?
3. What is Database Management? - How Databases Help Organizations
Organizations use large amounts of data. Database management makes it possible to organize and analyze these data. Learn why database management is important to support business operations.
4. Database Security Management
For data to be secure all the systems around the data should be secured. In this lesson, we'll learn about the threats to database systems today and the processes and procedures used to protect the confidentiality of a database system.
5. Database Concepts and Structures: The Elements That Make Up a Database
Learn the fundamental elements of databases and how they are structured. One common data structure is a database table, which uses records and fields to organize data.
6. Database Administration and Security: Definition and Purpose
A database administrator, or DBA, plays a critical role in managing the databases of an organization. Learn about the various roles of a DBA and the tools used to keep data safe and secure.
7. Models of Database Management Systems (DBMS)
Get to know the different models of database management systems and learn how each one is used to systematically organize large amounts of data in a logical manner.
8. Nursing Minimum Data Set (NMDS): Purpose & Components
Nursing minimum data set (NMDS) is a decades-old concept that is undergoing renovation to promote clear communication in the field of nursing. In this lesson, you will learn the components and the purposes of NMDS.
9. OMAHA System in Nursing: Purpose & Components
The advancement of nursing practice relies heavily on the use of Standardized Nursing Languages. In this lesson, we will explore the purpose, components, and use of the OMAHA System as a standardized language in nursing.
10. Patient Care Data Set (PCDS): Purpose & Components
There are challenges when attempting to document provider and patient interactions, especially in acute care settings. In this lesson, learn the components and purpose of the Patient Care Data Set (PCDS), a useful documentation tool.
11. Data Interchange Standards in Healthcare
The lesson evaluates four types of data interchange standards that exist in healthcare: all communication between medical devices and electronic medical records, digital imaging communications, administrative data exchange, and clinical data exchange.
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Other chapters within the Nursing 301: Nursing Informatics course
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- Computer Hardware for Nursing Informatics
- Basic Computer Software for Nursing Informatics
- Online Connectivity & Security for Nursing Informatics
- Patient-Centered Information Technology
- Nursing & Educational Informatics
- Informatics Literacy & Challenges in Nursing
- The Future of Nursing Informatics
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