Vault displays the record check interface when you perform Recurrence Checks or Duplicate Checks. The record check user interface presents you with only the most relevant information for your review, and consists of the top bar and main review area.

Top Bar

The top of the page shows cards summarizing your review status, including your total results and the remaining records to review in each match tier.

Clicking the Review button, once enabled, takes you to the summary page. Clicking Back returns you to the current object record without completing the recurrence check.

Main Review Area

The main review area of the page shows the current record data along with data from a set of potential matches. You can select from the Compare or Grid view in the upper right of the main area to change the orientation and density. The Compare view lists data in columns, with the current record data on the left. The Grid view lists data as rows in a denser view, with the current record data on top. The availability of these views depends on which object or object type you are checking.

Matched search terms in the relevant fields are bolded, and a checkmark on a field label indicates that the field data is an exact match with the current record. To assist in your review, your record check may have additional, non-matched field data displayed along with the matched fields.

Hover over Match criteria to display the terms, lifecycle states, and time period constraining Vault’s record search. If the check results contain more records than can fit on one page, click Next Set to move onto the next page of results.

For recurrence checks, you can click Show incomplete only to limit the view to records you have not yet provided a relationship or justification for. Clicking Show All reverses this, displaying all records in the check. 

If the records you are checking have related object fields, you can view and compare related object data from the main review area. Click View to display a list of the related records for the current record. Click Compare in a potential match’s section to display a list of the related records for the current record along with a list of the related records for the potential match for easy comparison.

How Similarity Scoring Works

When comparing text of one record to find similar records, Vault looks for the terms that are most likely to capture the meaning of the text so it can find other records containing text with similar meaning. These could be terms that occur frequently in the text, but are not found in most other records or documents. For example, the term “the” may occur frequently, but since it is found in nearly every other record it is not considered important. However, a term like “broken” or “syringe” may be mentioned several times and not commonly found in other records, so Vault considers them important to the meaning of the text being compared.

Important terms can also be terms that only occur once in the text, but are rarely found in other records. For example, a model number of a medical device or a drug ingredient.

Every important term found in other records contributes to an overall score computed by Vault’s similarity engine. Vault generates this score for all similar records that were found and compares it to the score of a perfectly similar (exact match) record to determine the relative similarity. The resulting score is a percentage between 0 and 100%.