Methods for examining data quality in healthcare integrated data repositories

Pac Symp Biocomput. 2018;23:628-633.


This paper summarizes content of the workshop focused on data quality. The first speaker (VH) described data quality infrastructure and data quality evaluation methods currently in place within the Observational Data Science and Informatics (OHDSI) consortium. The speaker described in detail a data quality tool called Achilles Heel and latest development for extending this tool. Interim results of an ongoing Data Quality study within the OHDSI consortium were also presented. The second speaker (MK) described lessons learned and new data quality checks developed by the PEDsNet pediatric research network. The last two speakers (JB, RG) described tools developed by the Sentinel Initiative and University of Utah's service oriented framework. The workshop discussed at the end and throughout how data quality assessment can be advanced by combining best features of each network.

Publication types

  • Congress

MeSH terms

  • Computational Biology / methods
  • Computational Biology / standards
  • Computer Systems
  • Consumer Product Safety / standards
  • Data Accuracy*
  • Electronic Health Records / standards
  • Electronic Health Records / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Sentinel Surveillance
  • United States