Data Analytic Terminology


As a health care manager, it is important that you understand data analytic terms as they are used in clinical and public health settings to help you when making strategic decisions. This assignment is intended to serve as a study guide and to help you understand some of the basic data analytic terms used and their purpose in health care.

Part A

Complete the table below by selecting 5 terms from List A to define.

List A: Clinical Terms

  • Health care associated infections (HAI)
  • Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HAC)
  • Morbidity
  • Mortality
  • Present on Admission (POA)
  • Complication
  • Surgical Site Infection (SSI)
  • Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection (CLABSI)
Terms Define the term

Complete the table below by selecting 5 terms from List B to define.

List B: Public Health Data

  • Vital statistics
  • Crude rate
  • Specific rate
  • Adjusted rate
  • Confounding variable
  • Abortion rate
  • Epidemiology
  • Incidence rate
  • Prevalence rate



Terms Define the term


Part B

Select a term you defined in the tables above.

Research and read an article that uses the term you selected.


Write a 260- to 350-word paper that summarizes the article and the term you selected. Include the following in your paper.

  • Summary of the article.
  • Describe how the term you selected was used in the article.
  • Explain who is impacted by the content presented in the article.
    • Consider the stakeholders in the health care industry and the community.


Include the citation and link for the article used to complete this assignment. Instructions have been included for obtaining article links.

Save the completed worksheet (Part A and Part B) as a Microsoft® Word document with your name in the file name.

Submit your assignment.

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