CHDA Domain 3 - Data Reporting

Online Education Courses

This 6-lesson course provides an understanding of the importance of data and information in healthcare settings. This course covers basics on how data and is kept, retrieved, and assembled to provide information to both clinical and non-clinical professionals in healthcare for decision making purposes.

It is a refresher course for CHDA exam candidates who already have the appropriate experience, educational background, and knowledge to sit for the exam.


Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Define the difference between data and information
  • Identify the importance of information to a healthcare organization
  • Define the two major user groups in healthcare that use information
  • Explain some of the moral and ethical issues concerning health information
  • Identify several data collection processes
  • Articulate why data collection techniques and planning are important
  • Explain what iterative/cyclical process improvement is and why it’s important to data collection
  • Define the difference between persistent/historical and real time data in a database
  • Explain generally how information is retrieved from a database
    Define the difference between a query and a report
  • Explain the nuances and challenges of assembling data into useful information for end users
  • Describe the practice of data mining
  • Explain the major uses and importance of information for both clinical and administrative/business end users in healthcare settings
  • Discuss the use of information in public health and research
    Define what a Decision Support System is and how it is utilized by both clinical and administrative/business end users in healthcare settings
  • Discuss the future of data-driven electronic health records (EHRs), data analysis, and data reporting in healthcare
  • Identify future opportunities and risks associated  with data-driven EHRs


Lesson 1: The Importance of Information
Lesson 2: How Information is Stored (Input)
Lesson 3: How Information is Reported (Output)
Lesson 4: Information Uses for Clinical Decision Making
Lesson 5: Information Uses for Administration & Business Decision Making
Lesson 6: The Future of Data Analysis and Data Reporting in Healthcare

AHIMA certifications are administered by the AHIMA Commission on Certification (COC). The COC does not contribute to, review, or endorse any review books, review sessions, study guides, or other exam preparatory activities.

Use of this product for AHIMA certification exam preparation in no way guarantees an exam candidate will earn a passing score on the exam.



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