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Towards a framework for data quality in Electronic health records

Towards a framework for data quality in Electronic health records
Towards a framework for data quality in Electronic health records
Electronic Health Record (EHR) refers to the digital form of a patient’s medical record. It is defined as a repository of patient data in digital form. This record is stored and exchanged securely and accessible by different levels of authorized users. Its key purpose is to support the continuity of care, and allow the exchange and integration of medical information for a patient. However, this would not be achieved without ensuring the quality of data populated in the EHR as the data quality can have a great impact on the overall effectiveness of EHR. The assurance of the quality of data used in healthcare systems is a pressing need to help the continuity and quality of care. Identification of data quality dimensions is a challenging issue as EHR data quality often focus only on data validation and verification, and overlook, for example,
the appropriateness of use. Some research proposed frameworks of the data quality dimensions without taking into consideration the nature of e-healthcare systems. In this paper, we proposed an initial framework that fits the data quality attributes. This framework reflects the main elements of the healthcare systems and the functionality of EHR.
Almutiry, Omar
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Wills, Gary
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Crowder, Richard
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Almutiry, Omar
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Wills, Gary
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Crowder, Richard
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Almutiry, Omar, Wills, Gary and Crowder, Richard (2013) Towards a framework for data quality in Electronic health records. IADIS International Conference, e-Society 2013, Portugal.

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Electronic Health Record (EHR) refers to the digital form of a patient’s medical record. It is defined as a repository of patient data in digital form. This record is stored and exchanged securely and accessible by different levels of authorized users. Its key purpose is to support the continuity of care, and allow the exchange and integration of medical information for a patient. However, this would not be achieved without ensuring the quality of data populated in the EHR as the data quality can have a great impact on the overall effectiveness of EHR. The assurance of the quality of data used in healthcare systems is a pressing need to help the continuity and quality of care. Identification of data quality dimensions is a challenging issue as EHR data quality often focus only on data validation and verification, and overlook, for example,
the appropriateness of use. Some research proposed frameworks of the data quality dimensions without taking into consideration the nature of e-healthcare systems. In this paper, we proposed an initial framework that fits the data quality attributes. This framework reflects the main elements of the healthcare systems and the functionality of EHR.

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Published date: 13 March 2013
Venue - Dates: IADIS International Conference, e-Society 2013, Portugal, 2013-03-13
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 350302
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/350302
PURE UUID: 975ed455-1b81-43fb-977d-04b4604ae01c
ORCID for Gary Wills: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5771-4088

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Date deposited: 21 Mar 2013 12:24
Last modified: 14 Dec 2018 01:37

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Author: Omar Almutiry
Author: Gary Wills ORCID iD
Author: Richard Crowder

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