Grand Canyon University Center for Health Statistics Discussion
The clinical environment has taken the lead in collecting data and leveraging analytics for population health, but ambulatory providers and hospitals aren’t the only entities involved in surveilling and predicting community health issues. The public health sphere, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is also working to improve public health data analytics and disease surveillance in the United States and around the world, providing stakeholders with critical insights into significant population health concerns. Just like in most clinical environments, public health organizations are replacing their outdated manual information-gathering systems with electronic data sources and faster reporting tools that allow researchers to conduct timely surveillance and in-depth data sets. (Bresnick, 2017)
Since 2011, the CDC has increased its ability to collect mortality reports from the health system. At the beginning of the decade, only 10 percent of national death reports reached the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) within 10 days of generation, making it difficult for researchers to understand mortality trends. (Bresnick,2017)
Using this system can help with collecting data in a timely manner and improve on better health outcomes with data collected.