Data quality refers to the tools and processes that result in the creation of correct, complete and valid data that is required to support sound decision-making.


NewsIn what is being touted as the first real-world trial of the impact of patient-controlled access to electronic health records, almost half of the patients who participated in the study withheld clinically sensitive information in their EHR from some or all of their healthcare providers.
BlogDirty data is bad -- but is "good enough" data the new reality?
NewsA “culture of increased transparency” is needed at the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said, after Obamacare enrollment data were padded with dental plan customers in what she has called an error.
NewsElectronic health records (EHR) will deliver cost savings of $78 billion to the global healthcare industry between 2014 and 2019, becoming an integral part of future digital healthcare initiatives, according to a new report from technology research firm Juniper Research.
NewsAmid the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa -- which has triggered Ebola fears in North America -- some pundits now position Big Data applications as a way to get ahead of the disease. If that's true, how come Big Data offerings didn't spot Ebola trends far earlier in the current outbreak cycle -- or did they?
BlogAlways perform data quality checks before displaying information
CommentaryData professionals should be involved in the evaluation, design and deployment of emerging technologies beyond big data.
Information Management's DM RadioDespite its rocky road to the present, and the uncertain path to the future, data quality remains a paramount enterprise concern. So does data governance, and the two should go hand-in-glove. But the latter is often viewed as an impediment, while the former's condition remains tenuous. Register for this episode of DM Radio to hear this live discussion.
BlogOften lagging in priorities when it comes to data strategy, it appears that data quality is coming back in favor
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Information Management NewsThe Electronic Health Record Association has called for a nationwide patient data matching strategy to ensure the accurate, timely, and efficient matching of patients with their healthcare data across different systems and settings of care.
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BlogIs it possible some of the metrics your organization is relying on to support its data-driven business decisions could be the result of the focusing illusion oversimplifying a complex challenge?
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BlogWhile becoming data-driven is a laudable goal, be wary of becoming too driven by data.
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