Datanomic’s dn:Director Enterprise Data Quality Management Solution Chosen
for Major Healthcare Patient Record Migration Project
Data quality specialists Datanomic Ltd, today announced that BT Global Services, has adopted its dn:Director enterprise data quality management application to cleanse, de-duplicate, validate and structure patient data for maximum efficiency in the implementation of its major data migration project. dn:Director will audit the accuracy and completeness of patient data records, spanning up to two decades, involving hundreds of thousands of detailed patient records.
BT Global Services is a key supplier to the healthcare industry, providing technology and services. BT is committed to helping its clients exploit the right technology and make services more accessible, efficient and effective.
In their capacity of driving the data migration project forward and dealing with the issues of extremely large volumes of complex data and the subsequent management of that data, BT Global Services needed to find a solution to address concerns about the quality of information in the Patient Administration System, particularly the level of duplicated patient records. Clinicians and administrators were often faced with multiple records for an individual patient, where each record might contain partial, erroneous or out of date information. Valuable time, which could have been better invested in patient care, was being wasted on the administrative overhead of searching for the correct patient record. The problem has been caused by previous system mergers, which had focused on the mechanics of pooling data rather than ensuring that the content was correct and fit for purpose. Addressing this problem provided the opportunity to save money and improve patient care.
“When we identified the need for a data quality tool, Datanomic was our first port of call because our previous experience of using its software and the support we had received had been excellent,” noted Nick Pope, Data Migration Lead, BT Global Services. “When we evaluated dn:Director we liked the fact that it provided integrated functionality through a single interface; unlike other products, we did not need a collection of tools to fulfill all of our requirements. Datanomic’s product is also easy to get up and running and supports the data migration from profiling the source all the way through to producing clean data for loading.”
dn:Director delivers a reliable and trustworthy “single view of the truth” by restoring the lost
value that inherently exists in meaningful data. Unlike other products and platforms, dn:Director
is completely non-prescriptive with regards to how its various functions are used, but has the
flexibility to be customised depending on customer requirements, providing pre-defined
templates to address common business challenges, such as cleaning and de-duping customer data.
“What has impressed us most about dn:Director is its ease of use,” commented Pope. “New users become effective within just a few days because the product is so visual and intuitive. But Datanomic has not compromised on the functionality in order to deliver a great user experience; dn:Director provides integrated capabilities for profiling, auditing, cleaning, transforming and matching records. In our case, we found matching to be a particular strong point and also made use of dn:Director’s unique capability to perform phrase profiling, which identifies the most common words and phrases in a string field. This helped us to quickly discover critical pieces of information buried within free-format text fields.”
BT Global Services uses dn:Director to produce a range of data analysis reports to monitor the quality of data. Because of the sensitive nature of patient information, they are not able to automate all but near perfect matches. However, dn:Director is used to identify possible matches for clinical review.
Datanomic’s holistic approach to data management enables its growing list of European and North American blue chip clients to rapidly achieve a Return on Investment by exposing and correcting deficiencies in information the business relies upon. Our clients come from a wide spectrum of industries including financial services, telecommunications, government, professional services and engineering.
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