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I presented this information at the 2013 Tennessee HFMA Fall Institute.
Databases sit behind the scenes and store nearly every piece of information related to healthcare finance in
our hospitals and clinics. We depend on databases for everything from accepting a point of service payment to
claim submission. Communication breakdowns between finance and information management often lead to
frustration, inaccurate reports and poor decision making. Learning a few basic database concepts and key
terms is essential to receiving useful and accurate data in a timely manner and creating meaningful financial
and revenue cycle reports.
• Understand essentials of good database design.
• Learn the basics of database queries.
Take Away: Participants will have a better understanding of how data is structured and queried which will help
with in writing and/or requesting reports that contain healthcare finance information.