Clean-up Benefits Faster processing time Consistent measurement tracking Improved reports validity/credibility Data collection misunderstandings revealed Troublesome errors resolved Prevention of future data entry errors A fresh start…
Clean-up Tools & Techniques Back up data file before you begin EDIT screens vs. TABLES (individual patient vs. global changes) Caution! table auto save; no undo Caution! cascading changes in tblDemo Create-a-List
Data Clean-up Checklist Review measures in Setup/Crosswalk tables e.g. duplicates, data names, unused measures, Resolve data name variations in other tables tblDemo: pcp, phone formatting, state, future start dates tblVisits: 0 in height field tblLabs: out of range lab results – HbA1c > 20 tblServices: results Future dates: service/lab/visit dates/ start/end dates for Dx, Rx, tblDemo
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