Health Data 101

Here you will find an introduction to each element of healthcare data.

What’s blood got to do with it – LOINCs

I describe how laboratory test results are represented

Types of healthcare data: drug codes

I describe ways drug data is recorded via NDCs, ATCs, GPIs

Ugly side of healthcare data

I describe different types of commonly seen healthcare data errors

Types of healthcare data: procedure codes

Procedure codes are critical for clinical information recording and billing purposes.

Types of health data – Diagnoses / ICDs

Description of diagnosis codes: the reasons for why a person is ill

Sources of Health Data

Description of the main sources of healthcare data