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Glossary of Common Data-Related Terms

Publication Date
Oct 5, 2022
Authors
Krycia Cowling, Susan Queen

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has several different policy groups such as the HHS Data Council, Data Governance Board, Evidence and Evaluation Policy Council, and the HHS AI Council that frequently use many terms related to data, but likely with inconsistent understanding of their definitions and how these terms should be used. This brief provides a list of key data terms and their definitions to facilitate communication and coordination across these Councils and HHS more broadly.

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