Step 2:  Check Your Data

Schedule Routine Data Entry Checks

Accurate data entry is extremely important; the data you get out of Pirouette is only as as good as the data that goes in.  Staff users should be thoroughly trained in how to enter data, and they should be advised of the importance of accurate data entry.

In addition to having everyone check their own data entry, it’s advisable to designate one person to check data accuracy on a regular basis.  This routine data entry check can be done by reviewing a random sample of all data entered; or by checking the database information against intake forms or other hard-copy records.