The Patient Demographic Data Quality Framework (the PDDQ Framework) is a comprehensive model that provides detailed methods and processes for managing patient demographic data throughout its lifecycle. This PDDQ Ambulatory Guidance module is intended to support small, medium, and rural practices in improving their patient demographic data quality. The PDDQ is based on CMMI’s Data Management Maturity Model.
The ambulatory guide has pulled out key items from the PDDQ Framework that are most applicable to ambulatory practices. Use the ambulatory guide to make improvements in your practice’s workflows and processes to improve patient demographic data quality.