Data Quality Team

The DQT provides a data quality function for:

  • The Hospital Morbidity Data System housed in the Hospital Morbidity Data Collection (HMDC) which contains clinically coded data for inpatient episodes in Western Australia.
  • The Mental Health Information Data Collection (MiND).

It also takes carriage of the private hospital data submission process by:

  • Managing private hospital data submissions, data quality checks and data loading.
  • Ensuring private hospital data meets data submission schedules and demonstrates good data quality.
  • Monitors private hospital license holders and ensures they are notified about requirements for data submission, reporting and edit protocols.
  • Regularly liaises with private hopsitals and vendors regarding the collection of inpatient data, validation and reporting.

How is data quality monitored by the DQT?

  • Adherence to Admission, Readmission, Discharge and Transfer policy (ARDT), business rules, Australian Coding Standards, ACCD Coding rules and WA Coding rules.
  • Embedded data quality validations are run against inpatient data based on local and national business rules to ensure data is checked against known rules.
  • Ad hoc data mining, desktop audits, site audits, targeted audits, feedback from data queries and other audit processes.
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All queries relating to data quality that are not covered above, please contact:

Tahlia Parry
Data Quality Team Leader
Phone: (08) 9222 4094

Last reviewed: 04-05-2021