Catherine Cruz Agosto found that her software engineering experience at Baxter Healthcare and Boeing-subsidiary Insitu provided an excellent foundation for finding more effective and user-friendly approaches to complex technical problems. Catherine has developed more efficient and innovative data quality testing solutions at healthcare intermediary Availity, expanding their automated data quality testing processes to accommodate diverse and dissimilar data sources, facilitating analysis, testing, and controls for data integration, analytics, and healthcare data reporting.
We live in a world where data is constantly being recorded. In software, determining the timing of when to use that data is critical to making the most of the information. You should take into account data freshness, the data-gathering processes and any dependencies between them, and when to distribute information.
Practically everyone records data somehow. The real value comes from using that data to gain deeper insight. When used appropriately, data profiling can be a powerful tool for analyzing existing data, profiling for planned changes, or monitoring for unplanned circumstances, helping save time and remove risks.