Collecting REAL Data and Data Collection Training for Health Equity

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Collecting patient demographic and language data helps health care providers understand and tailor care to patient needs, improving outcomes. Meeting race, ethnicity, and language (REAL) data standards enhances care quality and identifies health care disparities.

Health Quality Innovator's one-page resources, Simple Strategies for Collecting REAL Data and Simple Strategies for Data Collection Training explain the importance of collecting REAL data and help health care teams document demographics uniformly.

Intended Audience
Health Care Providers
People with Medicare

Provided by
Health Quality Innovators

Last Updated:
July 01, 2024