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6 Challenges Health Care Executives Face with Data Governance

  • 6 Challenges Health Care Executives Face with Data Governance-

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    Because most organizations require a governance committee when kicking off a data governance initiative, a significant amount of staff bandwidth is needed and health care organizations may struggle due to limited resources. Aside from executive leadership, governance boards also should include data owners, data stewards, data architects and data analysts, a fact that can be overlooked.

    The good news for health care executives, however, is that it’s possible to implement a powerfully efficient and effective data governance initiative without a massive investment in time or staff resources. By engaging an experienced professional or independent facilitator, health care organizations can make sure that no time or resources are wasted while ensuring that goals are met. These experts can also help guide health care executives through the maze of potential missteps.

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6 Challenges Health Care Executives Face with Data Governance

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    Because most organizations require a governance committee when kicking off a data governance initiative, a significant amount of staff bandwidth is needed and health care organizations may struggle due to limited resources. Aside from executive leadership, governance boards also should include data owners, data stewards, data architects and data analysts, a fact that can be overlooked.

    The good news for health care executives, however, is that it’s possible to implement a powerfully efficient and effective data governance initiative without a massive investment in time or staff resources. By engaging an experienced professional or independent facilitator, health care organizations can make sure that no time or resources are wasted while ensuring that goals are met. These experts can also help guide health care executives through the maze of potential missteps.

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.