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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Understanding the importance of data quality

Most business leaders understand their data needs at work, but they often fail to prioritize their governance strategies, reported the Harvard Business Review.

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NHS says Pay by Results program improving data quality

The National Health Services (NHS) recently released a report showing the data for its Pay by Results program is improving, but still requires some work.

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Schools using data to measure success, improve outcomes

Global Toronto recently released data about the success of schools in Ontario based on standardized tests scores in the province.

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Practices can reduce patient no-shows with accurate data

All practices deal with no-shows on a regular basis. Physicians Practice reports they may happen as often as three times per day in a facility that usually schedules 30 appointments.

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Email marketing thrives with culled contacts

Email marketing is not merely a blast of information to as many email addresses as possible. A carefully maintained list of names is a better tool than a large sprawl of possible contacts.

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Utility operators ponder data expansion

For utility providers, keeping information secure and data quality high at has become both hugely important and very challenging as data volumes have exploded in recent years.

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A good data cleanse can clean up some healthcare practices

Having good data quality is important across a number of industries, but especially when it comes to healthcare.

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Data quality comes early in market research

Performing market research requires a variety of customer information and will be less effective if that data is not high quality and relevant to the question at hand.

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Government regulation defines data quality

There is already a very important piece of IT legislation in place - the Data Quality Act, which regulates all information released by the government's executive branch.

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