HIM 4004 Health Statistics and Research Methods
Module 3a Assignment
Module 3a Written Assignment
1. Evaluate HIM research and its impact on the HIM body of knowledge.
2. Identify types of inferential statistics utilized within HIM research.
3. Extract data from the CDC National Vital Statistics Data Center and create an appropriate data display.
Total Points: 35 pts
Part I: Identifying Inferential Statistics in Research Studies (25 pts)
In this section, you will be reviewing five research articles published by AHIMA – Perspectives in Health Information Management and identifying the inferential statistics that were utilized to support the research performed. Pages 178 – 184 of the Health Informatics Research Methods will help you understand the research tests that were used within each study. As a HIM professional, it is important to delineate key ideas within research studies and apply these findings as you work to improve processes within your healthcare organizations. You will answer the three questions listed here for each article:
1. Identify the purpose of the research study in your own words. (1 pt)
2. Identify the inferential statistics noted within each study in your own words. (2 pts)
3. Delineate the outcomes of the research in your own words and describe how this adds to the HIM body of knowledge. (2 pts)
Peterson, J., & Turley, J. (2021). Predictors of success on the RHIA exam. Perspectives in Health Information Management.
Fox, D., Weibe, N., Southern, D., Quan, H., Kim, E., King, C., Grosu, O. & Eastword, C. (2021)
The prevalence of insomnia and sleep apnea in discharge abstract data: A call to improve data quality. Perspectives in Health Information Management.
Ashley, C. & Berry, S. (2021). The association between race and stroke prevalence in a patient cohort in Mississippi. Perspectives in Health Information Management.
Beesely, K., McLeod, A., Hewitt, B. & Moczygema, J. Health information management reimagined: Assessing current professional skills and industry demand. Perspectives in Health Information Management.
Liengsawangwong, R., Kumar, S., Ortiz, R. & Hill, J. (2021). Health informatics tool toward sepsis screening. Perspectives in Health Information Management.
Part II: Real World Case Study – page 164 of the Health Informatics Research Methods text. (5 pts)
Jackson, K., Lower, C. & Rudman, W. (2016). Crossroads between workforce and education. Perspectives in Health Information Management, 1, 11. The Crossroads between Workforce and Education | Perspectives (ahima.org)
Answer the following questions based on the case study:
a. What type of data resulted from the respondents’ ratings of the health information graduates in the first and second questions? (2 pts)
b. What type of data resulted from the respondents’ ratings of the health information graduates in the third and fourth questions? (2 pts)
c. As a student, what take-aways does the article give you that you could use to improve your employability postgraduation? (1 pt)
Part III: CDC and National Vital Statistics (5 pts)
The National Center for Health Statistics managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contains wide range of vital statistics that are used to make decisions about population health. Here is the link to this site: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/about_nvss.htm
While you are on this site you will be performing several tasks:
A. Listen to the short video on the home page of NVSS – “Every Life is Vital” as well as reviewing the information About the National Vital Statistics System. In 150 – 200 words describe the purpose of the National Vital Statistics System, how the data is collected and who the center works with to improve data collection throughout the United States. You should not copy and paste from the website (1).
B. Click on the Mortality Data Tab on the left -and side of the About the National Vital Statistics System Page and then click on Leading Causes of Mortality. Locate looking for the leading causes of death in your state? Click on: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/mortality/lcwk5_hr.htm
You will have to click on three different PDF files (LCWK5_HR) for 2017, 2016 and 2015 – Deaths, Percent of Total Deaths and Death Rates for the 15 Leading Causes of Death: United States and Each State, 2015 – 2017. You will want to do this in Excel and then copy and paste your table and graphic display below.
1. Create a table that includes the following information: Year, State Name, Rank of cause of death, Cause of Death (based on ICD10), percentage of total deaths—do not list numbers or rate (2 pts).
2. Create a graphic display that compares all three years of percentage of total deaths for your State for the top 15 causes of death. Make sure your data display is easy to read and includes all the required components. The Data Presentation lecture in Module 2 of this course provides specific guidance for creating good graphic displays. Chapter 17 of the Oachs and Watters text also discusses data visualization. Copy and paste your data display into this document (2 pts).