National Vital Statistics System
The National Vital Statistics System is responsible for maintaining the official vital statistics of the U.S. population. Certificates of live births and deaths are probably the most common vital statistics that are held within this system.
- Explain why this information is important to a healthcare provider such as a physician, hospital or health department.
- Examine at least three uses for a hospital birth and death information, from the hospital's standpoint, the region’s standpoint, and the state’s standpoint.
Guided Response: Find at least two classmates who posted different uses than you. Explain why your selected uses of this information may or may not be more relevant than theirs for working in the field of Health Information Management.