How do you think data quality is used to monitor performance improvement initiatives and to improve outcomes?

Discussion 6.1: Data Quality Characteristics: After reviewing the AHIMA Practice Brief, Data Quality Management Model, discuss the characteristics that define data quality. Discussion 6.2: Importance of Data Quality and Assessment: What is the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA)? How is it significant in managing data quality and performing quality assessments? How is the role of HIM professionals impacted by the management of data quality? ASSIGNMENT: Vital Statistics: As the HIM supervisor, you are asked to develop and manage a vital records program. Using a sample of data from the vital statistics database (use the Internet), develop a vital records plan, and an implementation and maintenance strategy to submit to the corporate records manager. You can find sample data by using the internet to locate the Department of Vital Statistics in your state. Use samples that you find as your sample data. Sample data could include births, deaths, fetal deaths etc Be sure that you are using healthcare vital statistics when completing you research. Discuss how you would implement changes, based on the data and what will be the maintenance strategy for the data going forward. A vital records plan could include how long you would keep these types of records, how they will be stored (electronically or paper) and how they will be processed (example: birth certificates will be uploaded electronically to the State within 5 days of birth- based on your State’ law), and what type of training will staff need to implement this plan. Based on the sample data, provide a summary of priorities for the organization’s records management committee and be sure to provide examples. An example would be when and how often the committee would meet and what type of information would be included on the agenda, along with who might be on this committee.