6 Challenges Health Care Executives Face with Data Governance

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Varying Data Protections

While it is extremely important to have restrictions and protections on who in the organization can access company data, many organizations find that they are inconsistent on these limitations and boundaries. This is especially crucial for health care organizations who can risk having patient data fall into the wrong hands.

The only way to overcome this type of challenge is making sure that a health care data governance initiative is first and foremost protecting the data in an IT environment. By ensuring appropriate, consistent data access and restrictions, health care executives can make sure data is protected and in the correct hands.

An effective data governance strategy is at the heart of a health care organization's ability to use data to improve outcomes and create a meaningful analytics program. While there are common challenges that health care organizations need to overcome, keeping these best practices in mind can help health care executives realize the real potential of an effective data governance initiative.

Over the last few months, data governance has become a buzzword in the health care industry. As companies realize the importance of Big Data, they are also beginning to realize the necessity of implementing a data governance strategy. While a system that helps organize, protect and give meaning to data seems like a no-brainer, implementing an effective data governance strategy can prove to be challenging...especially for an industry as complex as health care.

In this slideshow, Dimensional Insight, the 2015/2016 "Best in KLAS" business intelligence/analytics provider, highlights six common challenges health care executives experience when it comes to data governance and how they can overcome them.


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