Sayles discusses data standardization in her chapter on data quality. The importance of data standardization cannot be overstated. Nationally, we face a great challenge to standardize electronic medical records and the data they contain in an effort to exchange health information effectively. Many Health Information Exchanges across the country have been developed, but no standard is in place to date.
Who do you think should be leading the effort to standardize electronic health data? Should it be professional organizations such as AHIMA? Should it be the government? Should it be other organizations? What are the risks and benefits of having each organization involved?
Perform an online search of articles associated with this subject. Post your findings and weigh in with your answers to these questions.
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