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HPPFILE_PAGE_TITLE_HEADER(Auto-Validation for Quality Assurance)
"Auto-Validation" is a unique quality assurance method / service to help verify correct data warehouse operation. The method uses program-based logic to automatically check thousands of results, directly uses Vitalnet output without manual steps, and produces automated web-based reports. A more complete description of Auto-Validation is available.
 
Auto-Validation automatically compares two large sets of Vitalnet results:

  - Previously verified "Gold Standard" table series.
  - The same tables, as currently produced by Vitalnet.
 
Based on the comparisons, Auto-Validation produces report web pages, such as this example. The best way to understand Auto-Validation is to view a report page. For each "Gold Standard" table series, the report page includes the following:
 
  - The parameters used to produce the table series.
  - Links to expected results (text, CSV, HTML) (Gold Standard).
  - Links to observed results (text, CSV, HTML) (current results).
  - The number of numerical results compared.
  - Links to "diff" files showing any discrepancies.
  - Overall validation indicator (green / yellow / red).
 
Green Current results are in agreement with "Gold Standard".
Yellow Resolved discrepancy ("Gold Standard" needs updating).
Red Error condition. Unresolved data discrepancy.

A red or yellow indicator (rare events) are investigated and promptly resolved.
 


Links to Auto-Validation Report Pages
 
TX Births
TX Pregnancies
TX ICD-9 Underlying Cause Deaths
TX ICD-10 Underlying Cause Deaths
TX ICD-9 Multiple Cause Deaths