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  1. Montano-Paniagua, Martha BA
  2. Prado-Onate, Leticia RN


Health care is beset with directives from regulatory agencies to provide quality data to national databases, which make the data available to the public at large. The quality and validity of the data is crucial to the success of health care at large. Data collection methods are changing to keep pace with the changing environment, as are data dissemination strategies. The infection control department, in partnership with nurses of critical care units, is moving to electronic data mining of electronic medical records to ensure validity and relevancy of data.