Some of you may remember the 1998 movie The Horse Whisperer. In it, Robert Redford’s character, who had a remarkable talent to understand horses, was able to help a horse and its owner overcome fears and recover from a tragic accident. It’s a lovely slow paced movie, well worth enjoying a popcorn over 🙂 In … Continue reading A health data whisperer’s tricks
EHRs… ahhh, love them, hate them. If you do any work in the medical space, you will need to interact with them. In this post, I talk about what they are, what they do, their strengths and weaknesses. What are they? EHRs (electronic health records) are digital records of patient’s clinical records. EHR platforms are software platforms … Continue reading EHRs, what’s all the fuss about?
In this post, I show you the core SQL commands that will address a lot of the data management work you will do as a health data analyst. If you work with data in a large organization that has lots of it, you probably use SQL. Put another way, knowing SQL will open the door … Continue reading An intro to SQL – your key to databases
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
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