A. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each of the following categories of healthcare data:
1. aggregate data
2. comparative data
3. patient-centric data
B. Explain ways health record data may be used as a primary data source in a healthcare organization.
C. Discuss ways health record data from uniform data sets may be used for secondary data sources in a healthcare organization.
D. Analyze why a data dictionary is an essential tool when used across information systems.
1. Justify how the use of data dictionaries could improve an organization’s communication across the continuum of care.
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Healthcare Data Student`s Name Institutional Affiliation Healthcare Data Question A 1 Aggregate Data Advantages Aggregate data in a health care system is of great importance. First, aggregate data enables the medical professionals to establish common characteristics that can ease prediction of the course of the disease as well as devise the most effective way of controlling the disease. Second, aggregate data enables the doctors to establish the relationship between disease and causes or risk factors such smoking and lung cancer (Dickstein & Gehring, 2014). The professionals can then use such relationships to educate patients and the public on disease control and prevention. Aggregate data provides real-time raw data that can be used by public health officials for educating the public on disease risk factors and how to prevent them. Aggregate data is also used by doctors for research (Dickstein & Gehring, 2014). Fourth, aggregate data helps in reducing health