Will better data quality improve patient quality of care? The answer should certainly be a strong affirmative.
Tony Fisher of CIO.com fills in all the details about how better Healthcare Data Quality will have a direct positive impact on patient care. He gives solid reasons to support this.
Funding for data management and data integrity is often stymied because it is difficult to quantify the benefits. Data initiatives are perceived as useful general measures, to be born as marginal costs. In fact, better data quality yields quality of service improvements and contributes to ROI.
This is a reminder to more completely assess the Google Health product, which is available but not widely promoted, particularly not to consumers. Note that Google Health is not subject to HIPAA regulations.