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Data basics

What is data? What data are you collecting? And can it be shared?

In this presentation, Steve will talk about the core fundamentals of data: what is it, what data are you collecting, what can be done with it? By the end of this presentation you should be able to understand the different types of data that the Health and Social Care Systems collect and process.

So what is data?

The Wikipedia states that data is “a set of values of qualitative or quantitative variables.” Pieces of data are individual pieces of information. In this section we will consider the fundamental basics of data that are true across the health and care sectors and beyond.

Steve talks about the different characteristics of data including:

  • Type of data
  • Size of the data
  • Accuracy
  • Format
  • Access rights
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The Power of Data in Health and Social Care

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