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data element

EBM
A structured item characterised by stem and response options, with a history of usage that can be standardised for research purposes across clinical studies conducted by and for NIH.

Informatics
(1) For XML, an item of data provided in a mark-up mode to allow machine processing. The mark up or tagging facilitates document indexing, search and retrieval, and provides standard conventions for insertion of codes.
(2) The smallest unit of information in a transaction.
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Both data elements exhibited significant computerization level increases compared with 1975.
Under the data reverse engineering framework, development of the models includes identification, refinement, validation, and linking of all business functions, policies, rules, and activities to data elements, model content, and physical evidence.
These inabilities result from incompletely collecting the vital data elements into decision-support databases.
Acquisition will provide for establishment of requirements and the efficient capture of the UID data elements through the contracting process.
Branched logic is used to limit the number of clinical data elements collected for each patient from a potential 606 to an average of 32.
Reducing the number of required data elements is not the only approach to reducing these errors.
Three of the 12 core data elements contain multiple components for a total of 18 data elements.
In an eCRF, a data element is the smallest unit of observation on a subject that is captured in a clinical investigation, such as patient race, age, or gender.
Further, imagine changing one core data element and how that change permeates through most every vendor firm (there are thousands) in the industry.
In their analysis, Metzger, Ames, and Rhoades find that "Simply meeting the Stage 1 functional requirements for data capture in meaningful use will only cover 35 percent of the unique data elements needed for the 15 required quality measures.
In cases where the name of the Data Element was ambiguous, the parent object was examined to determine where it should be included.

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