Designed jointly by EHDEN and OHDSI, the Data Quality Dashboard (DQD) debuted last August with the National COVID Cohort Collaborative, which is an initiative funded by the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH is the largest biomedical research agency in the world and is part of the United States Department of Health & Human Services.
The DQD provides a comprehensive, customisable and transparent way to both communicate and evaluate the quality of an OMOP Common Data Model instance. In addition to quality checks, the DQD makes it possible to visualise the results in a web application.
In this case with the National COVID Cohort Collaborative, the DQD is serving as a tool in their arsenal to discuss quality issues with data partners concerning patient-level COVID-19 medical data. This constitutes the largest COVID-19 patient-level database in the US and will be critical in helping researchers from across the globe speed up the development of medicines to treat COVID-19 patients.
“This is the first live application of the DQD and it’s extremely exciting to see how it has already proved useful to the National COVID Cohort Collaborative in ensuring they are receiving high-quality data from participating sites. It truly exemplifies EHDEN’s/OHDSI’s commitment to open science and generating real-world evidence to tackle COVID-19,” said Clair Blacketer, an Associate Director, Observational Health Data Analytics at Janssen Research & Development, EHDEN project lead partner.