Building Clinical Informatics Learning Community Session 2
Data Validation: Building a Playbook for Data Quality
Resource Topic: Health Information Technology (HIT)/Data
Resource Subtopic: —Quality Improvement, Electronic Health Records (EHRs).
Keywords: Data Collection, Management, and Analytics, Quality Measures.
Year Developed: 2021
Resource Type: Archived Webinar
Primary Audience: Clinicians; Administrative Staff
National Association of Community Health Centers
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Resource Summary: Extracting data from EHRs and health IT systems can be challenging; unfortunately, without a coordinated Data Quality Plan to clean and validate data, a large proportion of electronic health data do not reach a minimum level of quality for most use cases.
A clear plan for data extraction, mapping, analytics, and validation can help immensely to create better data quality, particularly if applied consistently across use cases and iteratively over multiple data extracts.
Here we present a few strategies and tools for evaluating data quality and hear from a partner who routinely engages in data quality practices with FQHCs.