Data collection is at the heart of every care pathway. Whether it’s for quality reporting, registries, data analysis or shared decision making with the patient: collecting the right data at the right time is crucial to delivering great care.

You might be building a care pathway to collect a dataset to feed a registry or an ICHOM standard set. Or you want to build a fully SNOMED-coded care pathway. Or you just want to make sure that the collected dataset across several pathways is consistent because it will lead to higher data quality at your organisation.

For all these needs and more, the data catalog is at your disposal.

How to open the data catalog

Open the data catalog by clicking on "Data Catalog" on the upper right side of your screen.

What you can see in the data catalog

The data catalog is a big table showing all the variables or data points that are collected in your care pathway. These are both automatically collected data points, like the activation and completion dates of steps, and data points you created by using forms in your care pathway.

The table has the following columns:

  1. Pathway: in what care pathway the data point is collected. This makes it easy to compare data points across pathways. For example: is the way the patient's weight is being collected consistent throughout the care pathway?

  2. Key: the identifier of the data point. The key is also used to configure transitions and conditional logic in the care pathway.

  3. Category: to what category does the data point belong. For example a step, form, calculation, checklist item.

  4. Type: the data point type. For example free text, date, yes/no question.

  5. Values: the possible values for this data point. Especially useful for multiple choice questions

  6. Status: a data point can have the status valid or orphan. An orphan data point is a data point that is used somewhere in the care pathway but is not collected. This often happens when you have a form that collects a specific data point, then you configure a transition with that data point and later the form is changed so the data point is not being collected anymore. At that moment you'll see the status "orphan" in the data catalog.

  7. Where Is Data Collected: Here you can see where in your care pathway the data is collected. If you're seeing a discrepancy in one of the other columns, click the icons in this column to go straight to the step where this data point is collected.

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