Tag "Data Quality"

Illusion Series – Episode I: Everything will be OK

A consultant, a data architect and a call center manager walk into a bar in some Asian metropolis (figuratively speaking). The data architect says, “Can you help me figure out how to convince the business to invest in upgrading our data management environment?” The consultant says, “Sure, let me chat with your call center manager... more

Avoid These 3 Bad Contact Data Pitfalls

It’s officially that time again – time for politics to take over lunch room conversations and water cooler talk in the US. On August 6th was the first official GOP debate, which has already consumed the news cycles. Before you know it, in the United States, we’ll be heading to polls to once again cast... more

How Bad Data Impacts Critical Stakeholders

Much has been written about the monetary impacts of poor data quality. A familiar and easy to understand illustration of this is the cost of bad postal address data: The US Postal Service (USPS) estimated in 2013 that there were approximately 6.8 billion pieces of mail that could not be delivered as addressed. Beyond the fact... more

Why Clean Data is An Asset

In the early days of data management (let’s say the 1990s-2000s. A lifetime ago – if you’re a millennial!) data quality was a cog in IT’s gears to support each incremental and ultimately disappointing attempt to get the business to start embracing that massive data warehouse investment.   Data quality was a tool, but not yet... more

Combating Healthcare Insurance Fraud with Great Data

The Washington Post reported this month that government officials arrested 243 medical insurance fraudsters who stole $712 million in false billings to Medicare in the largest crackdown on healthcare fraud ever. Insurance claims fraud continues to burden the pocketbooks of the average consumer in today’s healthcare industry. According to a study by CIC insurance on... more