The importance of updating data
The importance of an accurate employee record stretches far beyond the legal ramifications of that information not being current.
Assessing the quality and consistency of data requires data standards.
Data fields and the content of those fields need to be standardized.
Standards development organizations (SDOs) address a variety of aspects of health information and informatics.
Data normalization helps you design new databases to meet these goals or to test databases to see whether they meet the goals.
Sometimes database designers refer to these goals in terms such as .
Ideally, you normalize data before you create database tables.