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Little Data in a Big Data World:  The case of health care


While technological innovation brings constant change to the data landscape, many organizations still struggle with the basics: ensuring they have reliable, high quality data. In health care, the promise of insight to be gained through analytics is dependent on ensuring the interactions between providers and patients are recorded accurately and completely. A lot of health care data is dependent on person-to-person contact. This fact influences its quality, as well as how it is captured, stored, accessed and used. This presentation will ask the audience to think about data in old and new ways in order to gain additional insight about how to improve the quality of data, regardless of size.

Date recorded:

17 August 2016

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About the Author

Laura Sebastian-Coleman

Laura Sebastian-Coleman IQCP, Data Quality Center of Excellence Lead at Cigna, has worked on data quality in large health care data warehouses since 2003. Laura has implemented data quality metrics and reporting, launched and facilitated stakeholder meetings on data quality, contributed to data consumer training programs, and has led efforts to establish data standards and to manage metadata. In 2009, she led a group of analysts from Optum and UnitedHealth Group in developing the original Data Quality Assessment Framework (DQAF) which is the basis for her book Measuring Data Quality for Ongoing Improvement: A Data Quality Assessment Framework (Morgan Kaufmann, 2013).

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Robin Rappaport is the Data Quality Team Leader responsible for delivery of the Data Quality Initiative for Research Databases at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Her work and that of her team contributed to the IRS being awarded a Computerworld Honor and a Government Computer News (GCN) Gala Award. She has over 25 years of experience as a Data Quality practitioner. Her undergraduate degree was in Economics with Computer Science. Her graduate work was in Operations Research with a concentration in Mathematical Modeling in Information Systems. She has worked in both private (6 years) and public sectors (since June 1990). Her positions include Computer Programmer, Systems Analyst, and Operations Research Analyst.

In addition to IQ International, the International Association for Information & Data Quality, she is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS). She was Chairman, Individual Membership for the Washington, D.C. chapter from 1987- 1990. She was elected Secretary and served from 1990 - 1991.

Contact Robin by email at robin [dot] rappaport [AT] iaidq [dot] org

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About IQ International Webinars:

An IQ International Webinar is a moderated webinar open to all, designed to serve as discussion platform for the data and information quality community. The webinars are supported and organized by IQ International -- the International Association for Information and Data Quality. IQ International seeks to engage experts with experience and expertise in the field of data and information quality.

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