How Data Validation Will Make Your Life Easier

As a clinician, you want to know if data being entered into the system is accurate, clean, correct and useful. Data validation often called “validation rules” or “check routines” are built into systems such as EHR systems. These rules check for correctness, meaningfulness, and security of data. For example, the system would automatically disallow or question a user trying to enter eligibility results into the patient’s address field. Validation rules may be automated because the software company uses a data dictionary, or data may be checked by an explicit application program validation logic. To participate in quality reporting, such as meaningful use, PQRI or ePrescribing reimbursement incentive programs, you want…

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