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Data rich, information poor (DRIP) syndrome: is there a treatment?
Radiol Manage. 1996 May-Jun; 18(3):45-9.RM

Abstract

DRIP (data rich, information poor) syndrome is paralyzing the performance improvement efforts of many healthcare organizations. Symptoms of DRIP syndrome include the use of an abundance of indicators and the predominant use of a retrospective medical record review to collect data. Often, too many indicators are used because the organization is still subscribing to a traditional quality assurance methodology for performance improvement. In these cases, quality assurance programs monitor multiple areas of performance assuming that, except for occasional outliers, the results will be acceptable. Another cause of an unmanageable number of indicators may be a lack of understanding of JCAHO measurement requirements. The ¿prescription¿ includes changing to a continuous quality improvement culture, learning measurement requirements, inventorying current data collection to identify and eliminate useless data and aligning data collection with the goals and objectives of the organization. An organization should collect only data that is required to improve performance and meet accreditation and regulatory requirements. Data collection should be automated and built into work processes as much as possible. Ideally, a well-integrated computer system offers access to real-time information and permits timely or even proactive performance.

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eng

PubMed ID

10158370

Citation

Goodwin, S. "Data Rich, Information Poor (DRIP) Syndrome: Is There a Treatment?" Radiology Management, vol. 18, no. 3, 1996, pp. 45-9.
Goodwin S. Data rich, information poor (DRIP) syndrome: is there a treatment? Radiol Manage. 1996;18(3):45-9.
Goodwin, S. (1996). Data rich, information poor (DRIP) syndrome: is there a treatment? Radiology Management, 18(3), 45-9.
Goodwin S. Data Rich, Information Poor (DRIP) Syndrome: Is There a Treatment. Radiol Manage. 1996 May-Jun;18(3):45-9. PubMed PMID: 10158370.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Data rich, information poor (DRIP) syndrome: is there a treatment? A1 - Goodwin,S, PY - 1996/4/7/pubmed PY - 1996/4/7/medline PY - 1996/4/7/entrez SP - 45 EP - 9 JF - Radiology management JO - Radiol Manage VL - 18 IS - 3 N2 - DRIP (data rich, information poor) syndrome is paralyzing the performance improvement efforts of many healthcare organizations. Symptoms of DRIP syndrome include the use of an abundance of indicators and the predominant use of a retrospective medical record review to collect data. Often, too many indicators are used because the organization is still subscribing to a traditional quality assurance methodology for performance improvement. In these cases, quality assurance programs monitor multiple areas of performance assuming that, except for occasional outliers, the results will be acceptable. Another cause of an unmanageable number of indicators may be a lack of understanding of JCAHO measurement requirements. The ¿prescription¿ includes changing to a continuous quality improvement culture, learning measurement requirements, inventorying current data collection to identify and eliminate useless data and aligning data collection with the goals and objectives of the organization. An organization should collect only data that is required to improve performance and meet accreditation and regulatory requirements. Data collection should be automated and built into work processes as much as possible. Ideally, a well-integrated computer system offers access to real-time information and permits timely or even proactive performance. SN - 0198-7097 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10158370/Data_rich_information_poor__DRIP__syndrome:_is_there_a_treatment DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -