Unfortunately, many times data validation is handled in a reactive, haphazard way that is not coordinated with other parts of the system or the organization, diminishing its effectiveness.
This article will show you that data validation is a component part of a comprehensive data governance program, making both the individual validation processes and the overall data governance program stronger.
CDC expects that the sender has done adequate data validation to ensure data being reported using CDA are complete and correct by comparing data collected manually to data obtained from CDA (both numerator and denominator).
In addition, a facility-based NHSN user is expected to have access to NHSN and continue to review the data in NHSN on an ongoing basis to verify data reported via CDA are complete and correct.
Form validation is required to prevent web form abuse by malicious users.
Improper validation of form data is one of the main causes of security vulnerabilities.
First, per the NHSN Agreement to Participate and Consent submitted by each facility during enrollment, to be eligible to participate in NHSN, facilities must “be willing to follow the selected NHSN component protocols exactly and report complete and accurate data in a timely manner when reporting data for use by CDC.” Failure to comply with this and the other requirements stipulated in the Agreement to Participate and Consent will result in withdrawal from NHSN.It is important that form owners choose the correct data type for each field.Selecting an incorrect data type will not pose a security risk, but it may prevent form users from entering legitimate data.Visit the form builder help for guidance on selecting the correct data type for each form input field.Note that in many cases, the form creator will pre-select a data type based on the field name you entered.
It exposes your website to attacks such as header injections, cross-site scripting, and SQL injections. For each data type, only a specific set of characters are allowed, and precise validation rules apply.