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Data Quality in Healthcare

Explain how data quality is used to monitor performance improvement initiatives and to improve outcomes?

What is the National Committee for Quality Assurance's (NCQA)?

How is it significant in managing data quality and performing quality assessments?

How is the role of HIM professionals impacted by the management of data quality?

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http://www.hrsa.gov/quality/toolbox/methodology/qualityimprovement/
http://www.ncqa.org/HEDISQualityMeasurement.aspx

Explain how data quality is used to monitor performance improvement initiatives and to improve outcomes?

Data quality helps to monitor performance improvement initiatives by explaining the current efficacy of systems being used, illustrating what happens when changes are applied, documenting successful performance, clarifying what is actually occurring with the system as opposed to what is believed to be happening, establishing a baseline, and reducing unnecessary and ineffective solutions that would otherwise be implemented. Data quality is imperative for monitoring procedural changes within the healthcare organization in an attempt to ensure that improvements lead to sustained outcomes over time by documenting whether changes led to improvements and ...

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