New Clinical Research White Paper Examining Data Quality Released by Care Communications, Inc.

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Solutions offered to improve data quality for health outcomes research

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National health information data quality consulting and outsourcing firm Care Communications, Inc. has released the clinical research white paper titled “Mitigating Quality Flaws in Health Care Data Repositories.” Care Communications, Inc. serves contract research organizations (CROs) and other research entities throughout the United States by offering medical record procurement, clinical data abstraction and other clinical research services.

The promise of big data is enormous, especially for clinical researchers, but poor data quality is keeping large health care data repositories from fulfilling their potential. The paper explains how researchers must learn how to recognize this problem and implement solutions to help ensure valid study outcomes.

Topics covered from a clinical research perspective in the white paper include:

  • How to define data quality.
  • How to identify health care data quality problems.
  • Long-term solutions needed and short-term solutions that can be made now.
  • How to evaluate the role health information management professionals can play in ensuring data quality.

The author of the white paper is Nancy Kadish, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA, Vice President and General Manager of Research Services at Care Communications, Inc. Kadish has more than 25 years of experience in health information management in clinical research, leading hospital HIM departments and teaching positions.

The paper is now available for download: “Mitigating Quality Flaws in Health Care Data Repositories.”

About Care Communications, Inc.
Care Communications is a nationally recognized data quality leader and has served the needs of leading health care organizations since 1976. Care Communications offers the industry’s most comprehensive suite of data quality consulting and outsourcing services, including medical coding production, audits and education, ICD-10 services, EHR data quality and integrity services, interim management, cancer registry, clinical research support and leadership development. Care Communications has been a preferred vendor for Novation since 2007 and has been an Elite Award winner as one of Chicago’s “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” since 2008.

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