The aim of this process is to achieve different language versions of the English instrument that are conceptually equivalent in each of the target countries/cultures.
That is, the instrument should be equally natural and acceptable and should practically perform in the same way.
The National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) is utilized by 32 states, the District of Columbia and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for mandatory, public reporting of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
Validation activities have been conducted in many states to document compliance with NHSN protocols, evaluate consistency in applying case definitions, assess the adequacy of case detection, and determine the accuracy and completeness of data reported by facilities and to the public.
This toolkit aims to provide a standard approach to HAI data validation to assure nationwide data quality and to enhance fairness under current and planned reimbursement programs that use NHSN data.
Examples are listed below: is the extent to which an instrument measures what it is supposed to measure and performs as it is designed to perform.
Last month, I gave a talk at the opening night of Startup Weekend at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
In attendance were 200 eager students and entrepreneurs who wanted to learn how to build a startup in 54 hours.
”…Here’s the difference between you and the next person on the street who has a great idea–if you’re committed and you love the idea, you will actually see it to completion.
Most people never execute on their ideas because they just never execute.