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

Types of healthcare data – Procedure code

This is the second 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 this previous post, I described diagnose. Here, I describe procedures codes. Procedure codes serve two primary purposes, clinical record … Continue reading Types of healthcare data – Procedure code

Types of healthcare data – Diagnoses/ICDs

In my previous post, I described the common sources of healthcare data. Here, 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. Diagnoses/ICDs Diagnoses record the medical problem that a patient has, e.g. diabetes, headache, cancer. They explain why … Continue reading Types of healthcare data – Diagnoses/ICDs