The Veterans Affairs's Corporate Data Warehouse: Uses and Implications for Nursing Research and Practice

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Abstract

The Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Healthcare Administration (VHA) is supported by one of the largest integrated health care information systems in the United States. The VHA's Corporate Data Warehouse (CDW) was developed in 2006 to accommodate the massive amounts of data being generated from more than 20 years of use and to streamline the process of knowledge discovery to application. This article describes the developments in research associated with the VHA's transition into the world of Big Data analytics through CDW utilization. The majority of studies utilizing the CDW also use at least one other data source. The most commonly occurring topics are pharmacy/medications, systems issues, and weight management/obesity. Despite the potential benefit of data mining techniques to improve patient care and services, the CDW and alternative analytical approaches are underutilized by researchers and clinicians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-318
Number of pages8
JournalNursing Administration Quarterly
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 25 2015

Keywords

  • Big Data
  • Corporate Data Warehouse
  • data mining
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • nursing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management

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