Stories, Data, and Techology

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  • "No data without stories, no stories without data." Nice reminder to keep the connections between the "facts" and "individuals impacted" in focus.  This also informs the challenges raised in this session about the reluctance of staff to ask for information about ethnicity and race -- data is not just data -- it’s connected to individual lives. Also mentioned were themes of frustration that technology is not keeping up with the needs to be facile and flexible in data collection, but hampering real efforts to gather discreet data on ethnicity, race, language, etc.  In other words, our data collection systems are losing the identity and stories needed to provide culturally proficient care.

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