Using Health Data
Applying Technology to Work Smarter
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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.
- 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
"The reader is taken through the core functions of the programs clearly and logically...The book is useful for students and qualified staff who need Office to write letters, analyse basic data, create a database and give a presentation...This is a helpful source of information.
Nursing Standard, 26 May 2010
"With a clear shift around the globe, in relation to data management and computer based patient management systems, this book will inform and practically engage those who want to learn more. With any computer base publication currency is limited but for those who want to safely experiment or need ideas of how to present information this book is likely to be very helpful."
Journal of Orthopaedic Nursing
By Heather Grain, School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Bundoora, VIC, Australia and Paula Procter, School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of Sheffield, UK