Sample screen

This form should look familiar. It is basically the same form we used in Lesson 2 to create web records.

A View Errors in New Window
If you want to refer to the error flag listing while you work on data correction further down the record, click View Errors in New Window to display the error flag listing in a pop-up window.
B Error Flag Listing
Provides a list of error flags in red and warning flags in parentheses in (blue).

Error Flags (red): When determining if your data is above, at, or below the edit program's established ETL, MIRCal counts the number of records with errors. If there are any errors within a record, the record will be counted toward the ETL.

Warning Flags blue): Identify potential errors and are not counted toward the ETL. However, you should review the warnings and make sure your data is correct.

C Correction Checkbox
It is recommended to mark this optional checkbox when you finish correcting all of the Standard Edit errors on this record. When you mark this checkbox, an “X” is displayed in the Reviewed S column on the Listing of Records With Standard Edit Errors page and the Listing of All Records page. When you or another user come back to make more corrections, you will be able to see which records have already been completely corrected.

Make sure you correct every error in a record before you mark this checkbox.

D Error Flags
An error or warning code appears next to the incorrect field. The data element is also highlighed in red. Match the code to its description in the error flag listing at the top of the form. Other good references are OSHPD's Edit Flag Description Guides which provide detailed Error Flag descriptions.

To make corrections:

  1. Correct the fields with error flags.

    Review every field that has an error flag, although you may not need to correct every flag; some of them may be relational errors where only one of the data elements needs correction to fix the problem.

  2. Mark the correction checkbox when all errors have been corrected on this record.
  3. Be sure to click Save Corrections at the top or bottom of the page to save your corrections before you navigate to another function within MIRCal

In the example, Jane's record contains an invalid entry in the Sex field. We are going to assume she corrects this error, marks the Corrected Standard Edits (S) checkbox, and is ready to save the record.

To continue, click Save Corrections.

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