Validating data from Health IT systems is the cornerstone of effective Health IT Enabled QI. Ensuring that Health IT-generated reports and data reflect an accurate picture of the care and outcomes of your population ensures that data is actionable for quality improvement, monitoring as well as many other purposes. This validation must be ongoing as system , provider, workflow, and other changes, can all impact accuracy of data. This section provides worksheets, guides, and tips for validating data.

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Data Report Audit Tool

Data Report Audit Tool

An Excel Template for Increasing Accuracy

This tool, shared by an existing health center. is a template that centers can use or modify to audit their reports for accuracy and to resolve any issues they identify in the process. It is intended to assist health centers in ensuring they have accurate reporting and a process to resolve issues.  

The first tab provides instructions, the second tab provides possible solutions to issues you identify, and the third tab is an audit tool that can be used or customized for your health center.  The final tab can be used to randomize your reports for selection in the audit process.

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