A research resource for informaticians, ep … A research resource for informaticians, epidemiologists, healthcare workers, insurers, and patients interested in the issues surrounding the quality of medical data and the use of medical data for secondary purposes. Topics include the current state of the quality of medical data, the factors that influence quality, and the effects of quality on efforts to use existing clinical data for secondary purposes such as epidemiology and pay-for-performance initiatives.
The Quality of Medical Data wiki will gather and discuss antecdotal and empirical examples of issues related to the quality of medical data gathered from peer-reviewed journals, popular media, and author contributions. Issues of importance include understanding and measuring medical data quality, contributing factors, best practices, and the effects of data quality on secondary uses of medical data.
Typically, research related to the quality of medical data is dispersed widely throughout the medical literature. The Medical Data Mailing List was designed give a forum to the multidisciplinary group of researchers concerned with the use of clinical data for secondary purposes to exchange ideas, news, or research related to the topic.
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