What Can Health Care Teach Us About Data Quality?

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By Elliot King

Data quality issues are more acute in health care than in perhaps any other industry sector. According to a seminal study by the Institute of Medicine, (IOM) preventable medical errors are responsible for nearly 100,000 deaths annually, making it the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. These errors cost $98 billion annually.

Of course, not all of these errors reflect problems in data, but many do.… Read More