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PCTs Shortlisted for ‘Best Use of Data in Public Sector’ Award, Following Deployment of Datanomic’s Data Quality Solution

Data Quality specialist, Datanomic Ltd, today announced that County Durham Primary Care Trust (PCT) and Darlington PCT have been shortlisted for a Data Strategy Award, following deployment of Datanomic’s dn:Director for auditing, profiling and monitoring the quality of their patient data.

The award category, ‘Best Use of Data in a Public Sector’, recognises the most effective data strategy in local authorities, local and national Government. Relevant activities include population and catchment analysis, citizen relationship management and e-Government. County Durham PCT and Darlington PCT were singled out and shortlisted for the award based on the deployment of Datanomic’s dn:Director for data quality auditing, profiling and monitoring, which was implemented in March of this year. The two PCTs have highly complex data, and must manage information from multiple data sources in inconsistent formats with multi-millions of rows of data, with patient records spanning in excess of 500 data fields each.

“Datanomic’s dn:Director enables us to automate and streamline the handling of complex and disparate data from multiple sources in different formats,” said Roger Haydon, Head of Information Services on behalf of County Durham and Darlington PCTs. “If data is incorrect, a patient could be allocated the wrong treatment code, which not only impacts patient care, but also costs and budgets. We are using Datanomic on a daily basis to work with a range of data flows that empower us to be world class commissioning organisations with a fully modern business intelligence system.”

The 2008 Data Strategy Awards are designed to recognise the value of individuals and companies who are supporting the steady transformation of UK businesses into information-driven enterprises. Data governance, quality, compliance and management are central to empowering businesses to mitigate risk and act with confidence. The winners of each category will be announced on Thursday 23 October 2008 at The Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.

About County Durham PCT and Darlington PCT

County Durham PCT was established on 1 October 2006 from five predecessor PCTs. Darlington PCT was established on 1 April 2002 to ensure the provision of the highest quality health care services to residents within Darlington. The two PCTs, which work closely together and share key corporate services and management roles, now support 86 GP Practices and serve a population of approximately 600,000.

About Datanomic

Datanomic’s holistic approach to data quality and screening 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, and also discovering potential regulatory and legislative compliance data issues, in line with proactive risk management. Our clients come from a wide spectrum of industries including financial services, telecommunications, government, healthcare, utilities, professional services and engineering.

For further information, please contact:

Kim Squire
Devonshire Marketing
Tel: 0870 7000 166

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