Enhancing Data Quality in State Trauma Registry Submissions: Key Strategies and Outcomes

Recorded July 2, 2024

Webinar Description

This session will explore the findings from our comprehensive analysis, which highlights the efficacy of setting key elements, utilizing quarterly reporting, and fostering bidirectional feedback to reduce data quality issues effectively. During this webinar, we will share the effective interventions and necessary conditions identified for the success of each facility.

We will discuss how frequent reporting can lead to earlier recognition of issues and how robust support mechanisms, facilitated by effective communication, play an indispensable role in improving overall state data quality. Additional highlights include: the importance of relationship development between stakeholders, appreciating the impact of vendors in the data submission process, and the critical role of rigorous data validation for robust state research and sound data-driven decision-making.


About the Presenter


Kiva Thompson, MSN, RN, CSTR, Trauma System Nurse Consultant  |  Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Kiva Thompson is a seasoned nurse with a rich background in emergency and trauma care. After achieving her registered nursing license, she spent 15 years in the Emergency Department, followed by earning both a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Nursing from Regis University. She then worked as a Trauma Nurse Coordinator and a legal nurse consultant for a local law firm, while also completing a Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Leadership and Education.

Since 2018, she has worked as the Trauma System Nurse Consultant for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, bringing her extensive expertise to improve trauma care delivery. Certified as a Trauma Registry Specialist, Kiva is committed to excellence in her field. She balances her professional life with being a devoted wife and mother to two teenagers and two rescue dogs.

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