The goal of data integration is to produce data that can inform decisions and answer questions. Answers to key questions can support the improvement of programs at the local, state, and federal levels. Integrating data into an ECIDS allows Title V programs to get data back from the system to answer key questions and inform priorities. As Title V programs participate in integration efforts, it is important to clearly synthesize which data and/or reports the Title V programs require from the ECIDS.
Title V programs may be asked to supply information on the purpose for requested reports and the data being requested. They often provide this information in the form of a "use case," which helps determine which data elements, timeframe, and geographic boundaries need to be pulled from the ECIDS. To facilitate this process, three use cases have been developed. Each use case gives an example of information that may need to be included to answer the question. Title V programs may wish to customize each question to meet individual program or state specific needs.
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