Data and Information

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  • Created on: 27-04-18 10:47
What is Data?
Data consists of raw facts and figures which are not set in a particular context, it does not have any meaning. E.g, 321 is just a sequence of numbers.
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What is Information?
Information is processed facts and figures that have a context and a meaning. E.g, 321 is the Patient ID for Mrs Green.
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What is Knowledge?
Knowledge is the result of applying rules to information to allow decisions to be made or to allow you to interpret the information.
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Accuracy
The accuracy depends on the use made of the information by a person or organisation. To ensure information stays accurate thorough error checking must take place.
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Up to Date
If information is out of date then it can reduce the quailty of information. Real time processing needs data inputted to be processed immediately.
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What is Information?

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Information is processed facts and figures that have a context and a meaning. E.g, 321 is the Patient ID for Mrs Green.

Card 3

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What is Knowledge?

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Card 4

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Accuracy

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Card 5

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Up to Date

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