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Introduction to the Special Issue on Information Quality: The Challenges and Opportunities in Healthcare Systems and Services
John O’Donoghue, Jane Grimson, Katherine Seelman
Article No.: 1
Creating a General (Family) Practice Epidemiological Database in Ireland - Data Quality Issue Management
Claire Collins, Kelly Janssens
Article No.: 2
In Ireland, while detailed information is available regarding hospital attendance, little is known regarding general (family) practice attendance. However, it is conservatively estimated that there are almost nine times as many general practice...
Improving the Data Quality of Drug Databases using Conditional Dependencies and Ontologies
Article No.: 3
Many health care systems and services exploit drug related information stored in databases. The poor data quality of these databases, e.g. inaccuracy of drug contraindications, can lead to catastrophic consequences for the health condition of...
Data and Information Quality Issues in Ambient Assisted Living Systems
James McNaull, Juan Carlos Augusto, Maurice Mulvenna, Paul McCullagh
Article No.: 4
Demographic aging, as a result of people living for longer, has put an increased burden on health and social care provision across most of the economies of the developed and developing world. In order to cope with the greater numbers of older...
Data Management within mHealth Environments: Patient Sensors, Mobile Devices, and Databases
John O’Donoghue, John Herbert
Article No.: 5
Pervasive environments generate large quantities of data, originating from backend servers, portable devices, and wireless mobile sensors. Pervasive sensing devices that monitor properties of the environment (including human beings) can be a large...