A vision for the systematic monitoring and improvement of the quality of electronic health data

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Abstract

In parallel with the implementation of information and communications systems, health care organizations are beginning to amass large-scale repositories of clinical and administrative data. Many nations seek to leverage so-called Big Data repositories to support improvements in health outcomes, drug safety, health surveillance, and care delivery processes. An unsupported assumption is that electronic health care data are of sufficient quality to enable the varied use cases envisioned by health ministries. The reality is that many electronic health data sources are of suboptimal quality and unfit for particular uses. To more systematically define, characterize and improve electronic health data quality, we propose a novel framework for health data stewardship. The framework is adapted from prior data quality research outside of health, but it has been reshaped to apply a systems approach to data quality with an emphasis on health outcomes. The proposed framework is a beginning, not an end. We invite the biomedical informatics community to use and adapt the framework to improve health data quality and outcomes for populations in nations around the world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2013 - Proceedings of the 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
Pages884-888
Number of pages5
Edition1-2
ISBN (Print)9781614992882
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2013 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: Aug 20 2013Aug 23 2013

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Number1-2
Volume192
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2013
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period8/20/138/23/13

Keywords

  • Information Storage and Retrieval
  • Medical Informatics
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Improvement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management
  • Medicine(all)

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    Dixon, B. E., Rosenman, M., Xia, Y., & Grannis, S. J. (2013). A vision for the systematic monitoring and improvement of the quality of electronic health data. In MEDINFO 2013 - Proceedings of the 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (1-2 ed., pp. 884-888). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 192, No. 1-2). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-289-9-884