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LaTour Glossary D.1

Data terms - Health Information Technology

DSS - decision support system computer-based, gathers data from various sources, provides structure to data using various analytical models/visual tools to facilitate/improve ultimate outcome in decision-making tasks associated with nonroutine/nonrepetitive problems
Dashboard launching pad to drill down to further detail about pt's care
data cleansing the process of detecting, dx, and editing faulty data
DDL - data definition language - DML - data manipulation language software, creates tables in DB (ex: SQL) used to retrieve, update, edit data in DB (relational)
DEEDS - Data Elements for Emergency Dept Systems Data set supports uniform collection of info in hospital-based EDs
Data mart well-organized, user-centered, searchable DB system, draws info from data warehouse
Data warehouse DB facilitates info from multiple DBs, combines results into single query and reporting interface
(clinical) Data repository (CDR) central DB that focuses on clinical info
Data warehousing All business data/info from potentially multiple cross-platform sources; warehouse storage of all data in one consistent format
DURSA - Data Use and Reciprocal Support Agreement Trust agreement when exchanging info with other organizations using agreed upon set of national standards, services, policies; developed in coordination with Office oft he National Coordinator for HIT (ONC)
DBLC - database life cycle Several phases representing useful life of DB: initial study, design, implementation, testing&eval, operation, maintenance&eval
DBMS - database management system software enabling user to create, modify, delete, view DB data
Data-based DSS (decision support system DSS that focuses on providing access to various data sources within organization through one system
Decision tree structured data-mining technique based on set of rules useful for predicting/classifying info & making decisions
Created by: Janas