The use of databases can significantly improve an organization’s ability to access, share, and apply relevant information. However, despite the wealth of data available in a database, its value is greatly dependent on its design. Designing a database that creates logical data relationships for the end users ensures the best conditions for developing information and knowledge for real-world application.
This Discussion focuses on the importance of thoughtful data modeling and database design. You also consider strategies for mitigating design issues.
Post by tomorrow 6/14/16 550 words in APA format and 3 references
1) The benefits and challenges of data modeling both generally and within a health care organization.
2) Describe the database design issue you selected and briefly summarize your findings (include your reference).
3) Suggest strategies for how this issue could be mitigated in the database planning phase.
During database design, the objective is to formulate a system where data is stored for optimum access and use. By providing a history of data modeling’s development, the authors build an understanding of the contemporary database models introduced in this chapter.
This section of Chapter 9 deals with conceptualizing database design. It explores all the factors and conditions that need to be considered to ensure that the final product satisfies the end user.
In this article, the authors provide an example of the development of their database, revealing the successes and missteps they encountered during the process. Managing electronic resources requires a system designed to accommodate the storage and flow of necessary data.
The authors of this article address the need for nurses to adapt to database use. As a condition of the HITECH Act, changes in nursing instruction, data capturing, and health care procedures are required to accommodate the increasing reliance on electronic health records in nursing.