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Health Data Literacy Microcredential

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The Health Data Literacy microcredential is intended for individuals who understand and can apply health data literacy guidance and requirements. This microcredential is intended for individuals working in areas such as data analytics, program coordination and management, health administration, health education, community health services, advocacy, and curriculum building.

Assessments are administered through our partner vendor, Questionmark through and internet-based testing portal and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. (Browsers that support the Questionmark platform include Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, and Safari.) 

Candidates have two hours to complete the assessment. The assessment contains a total of 65 questions (50 scored and 15 unscored questions randomly distributed throughout the assessment). The purpose of unscored questions is to gather data on the performance of these questions. Unscored questions do not count towards a candidate's score. Question types used for the assessment may include matching, multiple-choice or multiple-select, true/false, select-a-blank, pull-down lists, ranking, and may include scenarios presented as images to assess practical application of skills. 

Types and Sources of Health Data:

  • Knowledge of the various types and sources of health data
  • Understanding how these types of data are utilized within an organization

Data Source Evaluation:

  • Ability to evaluate the quality of data sources
  • Ensuring that data use aligns with privacy, confidentiality, and compliance requirements

Data Analysis and Reporting:

  • Proficiency in analyzing data
  • Capability to present meaningful and actionable data reports

Database Design Understanding:

  • Knowledge of database design principles and functionality
  • Ability to describe how emerging technologies influence health data use and analytics

Need additional resources to prepare for this microcredential exam?

We have supporting education available in our AHIMA store.

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