Quality and Integrity is the process of ensuring that the data within the clinical system does not contain data anomalies and that the data is consistent, complete and error free.
The Data Quality Module (DQM), part of The Clinical Manager Application, extracts data on a monthly basis and checks for errors. For example, the DQM checks for invalid:
- Read codes
- NHS Numbers (duplicate NHS Numbers)
- registration deregistration dates
- patients who have disease risk factors but know diagnosis.
The error counts are listed and can be saved for future analysis in a detailed report.
Note: The Data Quality Module is accredited for PCS LAN in Scotland.