Data Quality 101: What is a Data Quality Plan?
This session will focus on building and improving local competencies in data quality. This session will go back to the core and basics of data quality and is designed for new HMIS Leads or those new to data quality management. The focus of this session will be to provide participants with a solid foundational understanding of what data quality is in the context of HMIS, how HUD and federal partners measure data quality, and what the roles are of HMIS Leads, CoC staff, and HMIS vendors in ensuring that their local system’s data is accurate, timely and complete. This session will also focus on the elements of a data quality plan, the suggested process to develop such a plan, and key indicators to identify if your plan has successfully been implemented.
“Mike Lindsay, ICF Natalie Matthews, Abt” “Mike Lindsay, Senior Technical Specialist, ICF, International
Mike Lindsay has more than 17 years of experience in HMIS and CoC implementation and is currently leading HMIS and CoC TA engagements in many communities to assist in advancing their CoCs and HMIS implementations. His experience is focused on data quality and monitoring, practical and strategic uses of data warehousing techniques, and supporting and growing regional HMIS collaborations. Prior to joining ICF, Mr. Lindsay worked for the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (ACDHS) in Pittsburgh, PA, for 10 years. While at ACDHS, he was the HMIS and CoC Administrator, leading the agency to develop a comprehensive cross-system HMIS integration. He directed HMIS data analysis to inform system redesign, and guided program development and performance evaluation.
Natalie Matthews, Associate, Abt Associates Inc.
Natalie Matthews has been in the homelessness field for 10 years and has extensive experience with HMIS, coordinated entry, CoC governance, and HUD reporting requirements. Natalie is the Co-chair of the national HMIS Work Group, which is charged with the strategic planning and design of HUD’s products and tools related to HMIS. She serves as a TA provider in two of HMIS Regions and four Priority Communities, and is responsible for working with HUD on the development of the revised Annual Performance Report and ESG CAPER. She recently worked with the state of North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota to develop a coordinated assessment system and is the Co-Project Director for Abt’s efforts to assist Hennepin County with the design, implementation and evaluation of its coordinated assessment system. Prior to joining Abt Associates, Natalie was the Assistant Director of the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, where she was responsible for the statewide implementation of HMIS.