Data Sets Secondary Data Sources and Archival Methods Analysis

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As the Director of Health Information for a large health system, you have been asked to work with IT to develop the process of using data dictionaries in the transition to an EHR. The CEO and Board of Directors has asked you to work on processes to implement across the organization. Please follow the instructions below in completion of this assignment.


Competency Assessed



Construct and maintain the standardization of data dictionaries to meet the needs of the enterprise.

Create the electronic structure of health data to meet a variety of end user needs.

Construct a simple data dictionary that could simulate what a data dictionary might look like for a Master Patient Index. It should contain at least 10 data elements.


Explain why a data dictionary is necessary for the use of an EHR. How does it help? What issues does a data dictionary solve in advance?

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