The 'what is' of data cleansing

The what is of data cleansing

Data cleansing, data cleaning or data scrubbing is the process of detecting and correcting (or removing) corrupt or inaccurate records from a record set, table, or database.

Used mainly in databases, the term refers to identifying incomplete, incorrect, inaccurate, or irrelevant parts of the data and then replacing, modifying, or deleting this non-required data.

Three great reasons to clean your data:

a) To report or extract accurate information from your clinical software, you need 'clean' data
b) It's essential if you are going through the process of migrating from one software to another, Medical Director to Best Practice

c) As part of good clinical record keeping in aligning with the RACGP Standards in general practice.

Make an appointment with your Primary Care Support Officer to assist with advice on data cleaning your clinical software. Contact or call 9477 8700.