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DATA QUALITY TIP #1 – STATE CERTIFICATION NUMBER It is our goal to collect the highest quality EMS data possible. While collecting perfect data of any type is impossible, the Office of EMS strives to meet the same standards as other health care related databases. By providing "tips" to our agencies we hope each agency will take a couple of minutes to use the report provided in the tip to review the quality of its data and make any needed changes to correct, improve, or maintain high qual...
DATA QUALITY TIP #3 - HEIGHT OF FALL This week's quality tip will help you to ensure your agency is accurately reporting the height of falls. As you can see in Figure 1 below, falls represent a disproportionately high number of patients entered into the state trauma registry. The "height of fall" element was added to the EMS dataset because it is a vital measure to separate minor injuries from potential or actual major trauma. Knowing the height of falls significantly contributes to ou...
DATA QUALITY TIP #2 - PROVIDER FIRST font-size: medium;">This week's quality tip will help you build upon last week's tip that checked if your agency is reporting certification numbers correctly. Remember it doesn't matter what software you use for your ePCR, you can still use the VPHIB Report Writer to check your data. This week we ask that you check your providers' first and last names. As a system that collects health care information each provider/user account in the VPHIB system must...
DATA QUALITY TIP - "DATA QUALITY REPORT CARD" For the next "Data Quality Tip" we wanted to introduce the new "Data Quality Report Card" that we have been awaiting to be added to our system. The report card will provide you with a comprehensive look at your data's compliance with the quality standards noted in the VPHIB Data Dictionary. The Data Quality Report Card primarily serves agencies using third party vendors, but a manual report can also be put together for agencies using the State ...
DATA QUALITY TIP - AGE OF PATIENT Did you know? Besse Cooper was born on August 26, 1896 and is the oldest validated person to have lived in the United States. She died at the age of 115 years and 141 days. Did you know? The oldest person transported in Virginia in 2011 was 5,064 years old! FIGURE 1 This quality tip will help you to ensure your agency is accurately reporting the age of your patients. As you can see in Figure 1 above, occasionally ages are mistakenly reported wrong...
We currently do not have an validation rule written into the XSD that requires a date of birth be entered. In the case of an unknown date of birth I would recommend leaving it empty and just submitting the estimated age as the age of the patient. This is how our field software also works. When we measure the quality of data we look for a 90% submission rate of a date of birth when the response disposition includes any treatment and/or transport. Reference: E06_16/page 73 of the VPHIB Data ...