Given the knowledge you have gained about data dictionaries and metadata, put yourself in the role of an electronic health record designer. Specify the attributes that should be included in the database to correctly identify and track patients. Attributes are the individual data types that can be represented as “columns” in the data table.
Your database attributes and the specifications of the attribute should be listed in a table format–Excel spreadsheet or a Word table. The content in your spreadsheet or table should include:
Data attribute or element
How many characters long should this data attribute or element be
What type is the data attribute (text, numeric, etc.)
Any other specifications you think would be important to the attribute or element