Data remediation

This team is made up of Health Information Management business analysts and Data Quality staff representing VCH, PHSA and PHC. 

The team's scope of work is to remediate discrepant/incomplete client records, in seven acute Admit, Discharge, Transfer (ADT) Systems, where the client presented for a visit in the last five years; and to ensure that day-to-day data in the existing system is kept clean.

Data remediation is the process of remediating client identity data (Name, Date of Birth, Gender, PHN, Address, Deceased Date) to ensure the person record is linking to the client's provincial health care identity. The Data Remediation team works closely with the Ministry of Health, which is analyzing data from VCH, PHSA and PHC to identify discrepant and incomplete records. For example there are duplicate client records that should be merged, or incomplete records that require further investigation to establish client identity.    

Before the implementation of CST at each site, the Data Remediation team will submit the client data to the Ministry of Health, to be loaded into the Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI). EMPI will be used to load the data into the CST Cerner clinical information system.

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