Types of healthcare data – Drug codes

This is the third post in a series in which I describe the common types of healthcare data you will come across, namely, diagnoses, procedures, demographic, drug, laboratory result data, clinical notes and financial data. In previous posts, I described diagnosis and procedure codes. Here, I describe drug codes. Drug codes primarily record clinical/dosage information of … Continue reading Types of healthcare data – Drug codes

Confessions of health data – 1

This is the first in a series of posts to illustrate analytic methods of getting insights out of healthcare data: Please download the companion workbook here. Context: Medical practice managers are often requested to track physician productivity, whether against targets or identify areas of improvements, for example through practice dashboards. Below is an example of how … Continue reading Confessions of health data – 1