Room: 301 ABC West
Translating Data into Information and Improved Outcomes
Presenter: Hazel R. Crews, MHA MHS CPHQ
In this session, attendees will understand the difference between data and information, understand the need to translate data into information, and apply learned concepts to turn data into information and improved outcomes.
- Understand the difference between data and information
- Understand the need to translate data into information
- Apply learned concepts to turn data into information and improved outcomes
Hazel Crews completed a master's degree in Healthcare Administration from Indiana University Purdue University and a Certificate in Value Measurement in Healthcare from Harvard Business School. She is a Six Sigma Green Belt, a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality® (CPHQ), and a past Clinical Ethics Fellow. As System Executive Program Director at Indiana University Health, Crews provided oversight for quality reporting to payers and data registries. She is a current and past member of several national expert panels including the National Quality Forum and CMS-contracted panels. She is an active member of the Indiana Association for Healthcare Quality at the board level. She has presented seven state-level presentations and two national level presentations at the annual quality conference for healthcare professionals. Her presentations are well-received by the target audience. She is principal author for a recently published article in The Joint Commission Journal on Quality & Patient Safety on improving the quality of inpatient claims-based data as well an article on quality reporting in the Journal for Healthcare Quality. She is also co-author for a poster on sepsis mortality improvement presented at the 2016 Surgical Infection Society meeting. Her 28+ years of healthcare experience span the continuum of healthcare delivery with clinical and leadership roles.