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Defining data quality and realising the need for information that is free of defects and that possesses the right qualities for the task at hand remains a difficult issue. This is particularly so in the healthcare sector where the need for effective decision making is high. This case study addresses the development of a data quality evaluation framework for(More)
This research extends and tests principles to establish good practice and overcome practical barriers in the strategic management of data quality. The research explores the issues that define and control data quality in national health data collections and the mechanisms and frameworks that can be developed to achieve and sustain good data quality. The aim(More)
Over the past few years, positron-emission tomography (PET) has been increasingly used in oncology. More recently, the fusion of the functional imaging provided by PET with the anatomic information of, computed tomography (CT) has resulted in a powerful new imaging tool. In practice, the PET-CT image fusion can be done visually, with the help of special(More)
We have surveyed the current state of telehealth in New Zealand. The survey found 22 telehealth projects active in 2003, compared with 12 identified in a previous survey in 2000. Many projects were small, localized and led by enthusiasts. Sustainability was a problem and many projects had failed to enter routine operation. Teleradiology and telepsychiatry(More)
This research in progress aims to develop a data quality strategy for the Ministry of Health. Data quality requirements are increasing as a wider range of data becomes available and the technology to mine the data shows the value of data that is 'fit for use'. A data quality framework is the initial step towards an organisation wide data quality strategy(More)
Qualitative methods such as focus groups, individual interviews, case studies and participant observation were used to complete a needs assessment for a telehealth service in the South Pacific. Participants from the Cook Islands and Fiji were able to identify extensive uses for a telehealth service, but also identified barriers to its implementation. These(More)
INTRODUCTION The increasingly information intensive nature of health care demands a proactive and strategic approach to data quality to ensure the right information is available to the right person at the right time in the right format. The approach must also encompass the rights of the patient to have their health data protected and used in an ethical way.(More)