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Healthcare Information Technology Exam Guide for CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician and HIT Pro Certifications by Brian Gugerty, Kathleen McCormick

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Data Warehouses for Healthcare

The need to analyze large amounts of health data is becoming increasingly important to managers, healthcare organizations, and healthcare researchers. In response to this, new ways of organizing health data have been developed to help health professionals and managers query health data. As a consequence, in recent years the concept of a data warehouse (DW) has emerged in healthcare.

What Is a Data Warehouse (DW)?

Healthcare is information dependent and cannot be provided efficiently without data regarding the patient’s past and current conditions. Patient health records provide the who, what, when, where, and how of patient care, and they are the resources needed for further decision support and knowledge discovery. ...

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