Auditing techniques for ensuring quality data in a registry


BACKGROUND: ImmuLink- the Immunization Registry for four counties of the Twin Cities metropolitan area- consolidates over half a million records and 3.4 million immunization events. Providers submit immunization billing data electronically. Audits are conducted to verify data and file quality at initial site enrollment- when providers' billing systems change- and following file submission interruptions. Periodic queries are conducted to ensure continued quality data. OBJECTIVE(S):