Explain the purpose of healthcare data and its relevance to patient outcomes and reimbursement.
Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 300–400 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
There are many purposes for and types of health care data. In this discussion, you will summarize the purpose for and types of health care data, and discuss the emerging field of data analytics and Big Data as they are used in health care management. Include the following in your discussion post:
- Explain the purpose of healthcare data and its relevance to patient outcomes and reimbursement.
- Discuss the difference between:
- Internal and external sources of data in healthcare
- Qualitative and quantitative data in healthcare
- Discuss data analytics and how it is being used in healthcare management and healthcare delivery.