Digging into Data

This webinar data series is designed to help healthcare professionals at all levels understand data in a way that will aid in achieving and sustaining progress with the goal of gaining data independence.

I. A Broader View of Data (recorded 03/13/19)

This webinar introduced participants to the world of data and some of the common healthcare-related data sets. Information such as brief statistics related to healthcare as well as factors relating to data trends and understanding what they mean were discussed.

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II. Data Readiness (3/27/2019)

This webinar will provide an overview of steps to take when accessing or working with data. Factors such as common barriers to data, how to address those, and examples of how to retrieve and employ useful variables will be discussed.    

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III. Data and Clinicians (04/10/19)

This webinar will illustrate how data can be useful for clinicians and provide feedback on their practice. Examples of what variables might be of interest to clinicians versus administrative staff, how information retrieved in individual encounters translates to a larger picture, and how this information can be used to inform and improve patient care will be discussed.

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IV. Quality Improvement and How Data Can Help Drive Change (04/24/19)

This webinar will demonstrate how data can aid in quality improvement among clinicians. We will examine how to use data to further improve relationships between clinicians and patients, which may improve satisfaction scores. Discussion will include how data can help prepare for future health care needs and trends.

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V. Special Topics in Data and Peer-to-Peer Sharing (05/08/19)

This webinar will address special topics from the first four webinars in this series and will provide a platform for peer-to-peer sharing of data-use successes from North Dakota providers.

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Register your team NOW
for the remaining events in this webinar series.

April 10, 2019
April 24, 2019
May 8, 2019

All events will be held from 12:00-12:45 p.m. CT

Who Should Attend
We encourage your facility to register a team of at least 3 staff members.
Suggested team members:

  • QI director
  • Nurse Manager
  • Health Information Manager
  • QI senior executive (to serve as team lead)
  • Clinician champion
  • Nurse champion
  • Front line staff

All attendees must register.

Save your confirmation email. This will include the meeting call-in information, password and the registration ID.

Please note, this email may go to your spam or junk folder. It will come from the email address: messenger@webex.com.


Nikki Medalen
Quality Improvement Specialist
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Our Experts

North Dakota Healthcare Workforce GroupThis series will be led by the North Dakota Healthcare Workforce Group. This team brings together experts with a comprehensive background in research and data analysis. As part of the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences, they provide research support to not only the university, but also stakeholders and partners across North Dakota. They aim to provide clear, efficient information for policy and decision-making, and advance the knowledge of rural and urban health factors within the state.

  • Mandi-Leigh Peterson, MA, GISc, Senior Research Analyst
  • Dr. Robin Besse, PhD
  • Nathan Fix, MPH
  • Sonja Bauman, MA