November 17th, 2014

Fundamentals of Data Quality

Fundamentals of Data Quality held on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 6:30 PM featuring Michael Scofield, Assistant Professor of Health Information Mgmt

Fundamentals of Data Quality
By: Michael Scofield,
Assistant Professor of Health Information Management
at Loma Linda University

When you are managing the quality of any process, the quality of the data also becomes important.  The data you use for monitoring should accurately and fairly represent the physical reality.  But how do you know?

This presentation reviews the fundamental principles of data quality, including presence of data (when it should be present), validity, reasonable-ness, accuracy, precision, and consistency.  Each of these are separate characteristics, and we will look at numerous vivid examples of data problems at the row, column, and file level.

We will also discuss how poorly-defined business processes (where humans are involved in data capture or data entry) contribute to inaccurate data.   Some data errors are impossible to correct if they describe an event that is lost in history.  Better to improve the data capture process through user-friendly (and understandable) screen design and business process design.

Bio: Michael Scofield is an Assistant Professor of Health Information Management at Loma Linda University.  He is a popular speaker, writer, and consultant in the fields of data management, data quality assessment, and data visualization.

His career has included education and private industry in areas of data quality, decision-support systems, data warehousing, and data management.  His articles appear in DM Review, the B-Eye Newsletter, InformationWeek magazine, the Northern California Oracle User Group Journal, the IBI Systems Journal, and other professional journals.  He has spoken to over 240 professional audiences in these disciplines all over the U.S., in London, and Australia.  He also has a variety of topics for general audiences.  These topics include satellite imagery, the succession to the British monarchy, and various travel topics.  He also has humor published in the L.A. Times and other journals.

We will meet at the:

HomeTown Buffet

When you arrive announce that you are with ASQ.

Reservations are not required & Spouses, Significant Persons and Guests are always welcome!

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