HIMA460 Healthcare Data Management and Governance
Assignment: Data Standardization
As the Director of Health Information for a large health system, you have been asked to analyze
data sets, secondary data sources, and archival methods through the application of health
informatics techniques. The CEO and Board of Directors has asked you to propose a plan to
implement across the organization and recommend best practices. Please follow the instructions
below to complete this assignment.
1. Apply your knowledge of database querying, exploration and mining techniques to
facilitate information retrieval, to create an outline of key components and factors for a
data standardization plan.
2. Investigate at least five (5) key challenges related to data sources and data dictionary
composition, to meet the needs of a health system. Determine the importance of each
challenge and its significance.
3. Investigate at least five (5) key challenges with data file structures (i.e., data definitions, data
modeling, data warehousing, and database management systems). Determine the
importance of each challenge and its significance.
4. Compare and contrast the key challenges. Specifically address the comparisons as
advantages and/or disadvantages to data standardization.
5. Based on all the previous assignment components:
a. Construct a plan to manage information as a key strategic approach and part of
the information management planning process, as an asset throughout the
b. Recommend at least three (3) best practices in your plan.
c. Justify each recommendation.
6.Present the information utilizing a video conferencing or recording system.
Submit your plan with recommendations, and presentation recording.
AHIMA 2014 Entry-Level Competency
Domain I. Data Content, Structure &
Standards Subdomain I. C. Data Governance
Student Learning Outcomes Minimum Required Bloom’s
Taxonomy Curricular Considerations
Subdomain I. C. Data Governance
2. Construct and maintain the
standardization of data
dictionaries to meet the needs of
the enterprise 6
Data sources and dictionary