PRIMIS+ Data Extraction in General Practice by dfsiopmhy6


									PRIMIS+ Data Extraction in General
General practice has a wealth of comprehensive, rich,
quality data. With ever increasing demands for this
information, efficient data extraction is becoming central
to fulfilling information requirements. But how is it done?
What do you need to consider? Which aspects are key
when extracting data from multiple practices? This unit
will help you answer all of these questions.

So, what needs to be considered when extracting data? Firstly, there is the identification and specification
of exactly what data are required based upon the information need. Then, careful consideration must
take place of how that data would best be extracted. This is achieved by comparing a variety of data
extraction methods and understanding when each one works best. The general practice clinical
information system being used may affect this decision, as might the level or type of data needed. Next,
the data output must be specified; identifying the data items needed for analysis and deciding whether
any post extraction analysis or manipulation will take place. Finally, this unit will look at the functionality
and purpose of the CHART data analysis tool and its relationship with the MIQUEST data extraction
method. If you are involved in running searches or extracting data from general practice, this unit will be

Learn about…

The issues you must consider before selecting an extraction method and the importance of precise
specifications. Understand how to evaluate the suitability of different methods of data extraction for
specified purposes and how to protect personal data.

Learn about the purpose of MIQUEST - why and how it is used. What the MIQUEST suite of software
consists of and why there are different types of MIQUEST enquirer. Understand the inbuilt security and
confidentiality safeguards. Differentiate between the three types of query: subset, analyse and report
style. Learn about query headers and what they mean and the role of MIQUEST within PRIMIS+.

Understand the practicalities of preparing queries to run on general practice clinical information systems,
importing them into the clinical system, using the MIQUEST Interpreter to run the queries and export the
responses to appropriate media.

Learn how to use the full functionality of the CHART software including how to download, install and
configure CHART and download and install CHART query libraries. Understand how to use CHART
functionality to prepare query sets for the clinical system and how to import query responses into CHART
for further examination. You will also have the opportunity to use CHART functionality to demonstrate
how to upload data from CHART to CHART Online.


A fundamental part of this unit is the practical experience of using MIQUEST within general practice. You
will run two sets of queries relating to Atrial Fibrillation in a local practice. The results of these queries
will be analysed as part of the Analysing and Interpreting General Practice Clinical Data unit.

You will also undertake hands-on training of CHART functionality: preparing and importing MIQUEST
queries into a clinical system, running query sets using the MIQUEST interpreter and exporting the query
responses to appropriate media. You will also experience the full functionality of CHART including
downloading and installing CHART and CHART query libraries, configuring CHART, and using the
functionality to prepare and export query sets, import query responses and view the results instantly.

Get feedback on

    •   understanding of the principles of data extraction in general practice
    •   selection of the appropriate data extraction method for the information requirements
    •   the purpose and benefits of MIQUEST
    •   fundamental skills on how to use MIQUEST and the interpreter on the clinical system
    •   installing and configuring CHART correctly
    •   use of the functionality of CHART
Come away with

    •   an understanding of the issues surrounding data extraction in general practice
    •   knowledge of the various methods of data extraction available and when to use them
    •   understanding of MIQUEST
    •   the ability to use MIQUEST
    •   the ability to use CHART including installation, configuration, installation of query libraries,
        exporting query sets, importing responses, viewing results and uploading to CHART Online

The details

This unit is delivered as a blend of online and face-to-face learning. It includes two online elements:
Principles of Data Extraction and Understanding MIQUEST and two face-to-face elements:
Running MIQUEST Queries and CHART: Functionality.

The total study time for this unit will vary from learner to learner, but will be a maximum of 20 hours.
This includes completion of two online lessons, attendance at a face-to-face workshop, completion of two
short online assignments and an observation of the use of CHART.

Who can undertake this training?

PRIMIS+ training is available free of charge to staff in Primary Care Trusts (PCTs). If you have not
previously received any training from PRIMIS+, it is recommended that you speak to one of our Learning
Consultants who will discuss your training needs and make arrangements for enrolment. Once enrolled,
you will be given access to the online resources and booked onto relevant workshops. If you have
previously received training from PRIMIS+ you simply need to speak to your regional Learning Consultant
to discuss access to this training.

It is expected that learners who are enrolled on this unit already have a basic knowledge of Microsoft
Excel. Learners will gain most benefit from this unit if they already completed the PRIMIS+ Managing
Patient Health Records in General Practice unit or demonstrated prior knowledge/skills in this area.

Additional information

PRIMIS+ is based at The University of Nottingham and is sponsored by The NHS Information Centre for
health and social care. PRIMIS+ provides training and support services to data quality facilitators and
other related staff based in Primary Care Trusts.

Throughout the learning, you will have access to a PRIMIS+ Learning Consultant who deliver all face-to-
face training workshops and support and guide your online learning experience. Training support is also
available to learners via a dedicated telephone helpline and email service.

PRIMIS+ aims to organise workshop training at a date and location convenient for all the learners in the


Here are some quotes from learners who have already completed the learning:

“Reiterating what we had learned in theory in the online environment and completing process in practice“

“Useful to see how CHART can make it easier to produce easy to read reports and spreadsheets and

Get in touch

For further information please contact your regional PRIMIS+ Learning Consultant or the PRIMIS+
training and support helpline:

telephone:      0115 846 6410

DEGP_UnitInfo_V1.0                               PRIMIS+                                              July 2010

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