Data governance: it sounds dull—tedious even—but the maturity of your data governance is the single biggest factor in whether your analytics program will yield real value to your organization, as well as your readiness to incorporate advanced visualizations and predictive modeling. High quality, well understood data can be a force multiplier, accelerating marathon projects that previously took months into sprints that complete in weeks or days.
Despite its importance, data governance is consistently one of the top barriers to advancing analytics in our surveys of health system technology leaders. High quality governance isn’t expensive to implement—in fact it’s often a process of redeploying the tools and effort you’re already expending in a more coordinated way.
See below for our best resources on building and maintaining an effective data governance program.
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