Rule-based data quality assessment and monitoring system in healthcare facilities

Zhan Wang, Serhan Dagtas, John Talburt, Ahmad Baghal, Meredith Zozus

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Abstract

Measuring and managing data quality in healthcare has remained largely uncharted territory with few notable exceptions. A rules-based approach to data error identification was explored through compilation of over 6,000 data quality rules used with healthcare data. The rules were categorized based on topic and logic yielding twenty-two rule templates and associated knowledge tables used by the rule templates. This work provides a scalable framework with which data quality rules can be organized, shared among facilities and reused. The ten most frequent data quality problems based on the initial rules results are identified. While there is significant additional work to be done in this area, the exploration of the rule template and associated knowledge tables approach here shows rules-based data quality assessment and monitoring to be possible and scalable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationImproving Usability, Safety and Patient Outcomes with Health Information Technology
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Research to Practice
EditorsAlex Mu-Hsing Kuo, Andre Kushniruk, Francis Lau, Elizabeth M. Borycki, Gerry Bliss, Helen Monkman, Abdul Vahabpour Roudsari, John A. Bartle-Clar, Karen L. Courtney
PublisherIOS Press
Pages460-467
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781614999508
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume257
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Keywords

  • Electronic health records
  • data quality
  • data quality assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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    Wang, Z., Dagtas, S., Talburt, J., Baghal, A., & Zozus, M. (2019). Rule-based data quality assessment and monitoring system in healthcare facilities. In A. M-H. Kuo, A. Kushniruk, F. Lau, E. M. Borycki, G. Bliss, H. Monkman, A. V. Roudsari, J. A. Bartle-Clar, & K. L. Courtney (Eds.), Improving Usability, Safety and Patient Outcomes with Health Information Technology: From Research to Practice (pp. 460-467). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 257). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-951-5-460