Healthcare data is used by a variety of organizations and entities for various purposes, including but not limited to budgeting projections, trending and planning, forecasting, resource use and population health. As the volume, variety and velocity of data continues to reach unprecedented levels we are striving to help our members grow in their data analytics skills and to advocate for strong enterprise-wide health data governance practices to support the entire data lifecycle.
Training and Resources
The Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA®) designation proves expertise in data analysis and interpretation. AHIMA has assembled a mix of resources for those who are interested in advancing their analytical abilities to ultimately achieve the CHDA credential.
Healthcare data is an asset to an organization. The data is utilized for strategic and operational decisions and can be used to assess the health of the population served. The healthcare industry requires smart, informed decisions to ensure the best outcomes and value for healthcare consumers. This course will introduce the learner to foundational information related to the collection and use of healthcare data. Data analytics topics included in this course are the various types of data analyses, data storage tools, internal and external sources of data, data governance and business intelligence topics.
Note: Access to Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint are required for this course.
Data analytics is a skill that has become increasingly important among healthcare professionals. To be an effective data analyst, professionals must be equipped with the knowledge to acquire, manage, analyze, interpret, and transform data into accurate, consistent, and timely information. This course will instruct learners how to execute the data analytics process to create actionable insights. The tools and methods of preparing, describing, visualizing, modeling, and disseminating the results from data analytics projects will be the focus of this course. Learners will be presented with real world healthcare problems where the analysis of data will be the source of actionable solutions.
A Practical Approach to Analyzing Healthcare Data, Fourth Edition, offers guidance to healthcare professionals and health information management (HIM) students on how to best analyze, categorize, and manage the data that they encounter in an industry becoming ever more dependent on these tasks.
All Related Publications
Data analytics is an integral part of today's healthcare initiative. Having practical understanding allows all healthcare professionals make educated decisions on how to support patients in the future. You will be taken to our ever growing list of publications involving Data Analytics and Informatics.
CHDA Exam Preparation
Sharpen your data analysis and test-taking skills in preparation for the CHDA exam. The exam experience is simulated in the textbook and accompanying online assessment by three full-length 150-question exams, each containing questions that cover all five CHDA domains. In addition, an appendix of commonly found acronyms allows you to review your healthcare-data-specific terminology before sitting for the exam.
Are you interested in beginning your journey into the realm of Health Data Analytics, but don't know where or how to begin? Are you curious about how data analytics can be used for the identification and exploration of solutions to business issues? Register for this on-demand presentation!
Live or On-Demand Webinars
We all understand the role Data Analytics plays in today’s healthcare setting. Attend any of our live or on-demand Data Analytics webinars and connect your passion to supporting your healthcare community.
Healthcare Data Governance (DG) is not a new topic but is still challenging for many healthcare organizations to implement and achieve. With the increase in technology and specifically the electronic health record (EHR), the amount of data available has grown exponentially.
The Journal of AHIMA is the official publication of the American Health Information Management Association. It delivers best practices in health information management and keeps readers current on emerging issues that affect the accuracy, timeliness, privacy, and security of patient health information.
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