Data quality in computerized patient records. Analysis of a haematology biopsy report database.

@article{Hohnloser1994DataQI,
  title={Data quality in computerized patient records. Analysis of a haematology biopsy report database.},
  author={J. H. Hohnloser and Martin R Fischer and A. Koenig and Bertold Emmerich},
  journal={International journal of clinical monitoring and computing},
  year={1994},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={233-40}
}
This paper addresses the problem of data quality in electronic patient records using a computerized haematology biopsy report system as an example. Physicians extracted five parameters from a traditional free text cytology report and encoded these parameters thus producing a computer processable report. The parameters were 1) the organ biopsied, 2) quality of specimen, 3) cytological diagnosis including 4) a modifier code for the main diagnosis code (i.e. status post chemotherapy, Y-code) and 5… CONTINUE READING