Assessing data integration and quality for the evaluation of point-of-care testing across rural and remote emergency departments in Australia

Ling Li, Euan McCaughey, Juliana Iles-Mann, Andrew Sargeant, Maria R Dahm, Virginia Mumford, Johanna I. Westbrook, Andrew Georgiou

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Abstract

In Australia, New South Wales Health Pathology's implementation of managed Point-of-Care Testing (PoCT) services across rural and remote emergency departments (EDs) has the potential to significantly improve access to results for certain types of pathology laboratory tests and help to deliver timely patient care. The aim of this study was to assess the quality of the datasets, including the integration of PoCT results into clinical systems, as a precursor to the application of an evaluation framework for monitoring the delivery of PoCT services and their impact on patient care. Three datasets, including laboratory, ED presentations and hospital admissions data were extracted from the relevant clinical information systems. Each dataset was assessed on six dimensions: completeness, uniqueness, timeliness, validity, accuracy, and consistency. Data incompleteness was the largest problem. Assessing the PoCT data integration and data quality is a precondition for the evaluation of PoCT and for monitoring and improving service delivery.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2017
Subtitle of host publicationPrecision Healthcare through Informatics : proceedings of the 16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
EditorsAdi V. Gundlapalli, Marie-Christine Jaulent, Dongsheng Zhao
Place of PublicationAmsterdam, Netherlands
PublisherIOS Press
Pages471-475
Number of pages5
Volume245
ISBN (Electronic)9781614998303
ISBN (Print)9781614998297
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventWorld Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (16th : 2017) - Xiamen, China
Duration: 21 Aug 201725 Aug 2017

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
Volume245
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

ConferenceWorld Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (16th : 2017)
Abbreviated titleMedinfo 2017
CountryChina
CityXiamen
Period21/08/1725/08/17

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Keywords

  • Point-of-Care Testing
  • Data Accuracy
  • Australia
  • Point-of-care testing
  • Data accuracy

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    Li, L., McCaughey, E., Iles-Mann, J., Sargeant, A., Dahm, M. R., Mumford, V., ... Georgiou, A. (2017). Assessing data integration and quality for the evaluation of point-of-care testing across rural and remote emergency departments in Australia. In A. V. Gundlapalli, M-C. Jaulent, & D. Zhao (Eds.), MEDINFO 2017: Precision Healthcare through Informatics : proceedings of the 16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (Vol. 245, pp. 471-475). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 245). Amsterdam, Netherlands: IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-830-3-471