Professional Development: Data Forum 2016 Hart
Applicant will use funds to attend Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes Forum at University of Washington. Applicant statement: The course is an overview of current and potential uses of patient data to improve patient safety, quality of care and evidence-based practice. This course if relevant to the goals of our institution by helping me to learn and better understand ways to use clinical data which in turn will help me to provide information to our providers to assist in improving patient outcomes. I have been a medical librarian for 9 years at the Billings Clinic Library. We have seen an increased awareness and emphasis on the importance of using and providing evidence-based data to improve patient outcomes. I feel this course would help broaden my knowledge and awareness of where to look for and use patient data to support our providers in delivering the best quality patient care. I expect to gain knowledge in finding and using patient data and to improve patient care through the use of relevant data and being able to communicate this to our providers.