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Examine three standards development organizations’ (SDOs) websites and prepare a three-page tabular handout summarizing each organization’s purpose, standards, data type involved, and other details. Write a separate one-page handout highlighting key lessons learned about SDOs.

INTRODUCTION

Data must be collected, measured, analyzed, and reported to make it useful. It must be defined and classified (structured). Often, data points will be established. The need to establish data points is particularly common when collecting data and retrieving it from electronic health systems. Standards development organizations (SDOs) develop guidelines to help standardize the use of these health care data points. In this assessment, you will demonstrate your knowledge of data standards used in health care and your proficiency in using data classification standards to classify data.

DEMONSTRATION OF PROFICIENCY

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the course competencies through the following assessment scoring guide criteria:

  • Competency 2: Explain data resources used in health information management.
    • Describe standards development organizations’ purpose, standards, and the data to which their standards apply.
    • Summarize key findings about standards development organizations.
  • Competency 4: Apply statistical strategies to analyze health care data.
    • Explain why data standards are important in interpreting health care data.
    • Describe how data standardization strategies are used for quality improvement initiatives.
    • Apply data standards to data points.
  • Competency 5: Communicate in a professional manner to support health care data analytics.
    • Create clear, well-organized, professional documents that are generally free of errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
    • Follow APA style and formatting guidelines for references and citations.

PREPARATION

Visit the following websites to prepare for this assessment on data standards organizations. Once you have browsed the listed sites, choose at least three organizations to describe in detail in your assessment.

INSTRUCTIONS

For this assessment, you are a senior data analyst with Vila Health. A friend who teaches health information management courses at a local university has asked to you present information on standards development organizations (SDOs) to a health information management student group.

As part of your presentation, you will give students two handouts.

Handout Number One

The first handout will include a table with information on at least three standards development organizations (SDOs). Please use the SDO Template [DOCX] to complete all of the following in your table:

  • Describe each SDO’s purpose.
  • List the type of standards developed by the SDO.
  • Describe the data to which the standard applies.
  • Explain why these data standards are important in interpreting health care data.
  • Describe how the standards can be used to standardize data for quality-improvement initiatives.
  • Provide for each SDO an example of using data standardization in a quality improvement initiative.
  • List the type of data points and classification that may apply to the SDO, based on the description of the data to which the standard applies. For example: The National Council for Prescription and Drug Programs would likely set standards for the data point of medications. You may choose from these data points:
    • Identification number.
    • Name.
    • Address.
    • Telephone number.
    • Date of birth.
    • Gender.
    • Height.
    • Weight.
    • Admission date.
    • Diagnoses.
    • Medications.
    • Medication dosage.
    • Medication frequency.
Handout Number Two

You second handout will consist of a one-page narrative that summarizes your findings about standards development organizations.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Format: MS Word document with table and separate summary report.
  • Font: Times New Roman, 12 point.
  • References: Follow APA style and formatting guidelines for references and citations.
  • Writing: Create a clear, well-organized, professional document that is generally free of errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

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