Topic "Industry"

The Rise of Chief Data Officers in the Federal Government

With the US Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) recent release of the Federal Data Strategy 2020 Year One Action Plan, there is now unprecedented opportunity in the coming decade to fundamentally change—for the better—the Federal Government’s approach to leveraging data as a strategic asset. The Action Plan, coupled with the 2019 OPEN Government Data... more

Healthcare Transformation: Goodbye Data Frustration, Hello Data Freedom, Part II

This second in a series focusing on the challenges and changes facing healthcare payers and providers focuses on how data management holds the promise of a cure for what ails the healthcare industry. Every transformational healthcare initiative today has a significant reliance on the availability of accessible, trusted and secure data. In my previous post,... more

Healthcare Transformation: Goodbye Data Frustration, Hello Data Freedom, Part I

In this first of a series focusing on the challenges and changes facing healthcare payers and providers, learn about how data management holds the promise of a cure for what ails the healthcare industry. IT professionals who are supporting healthcare providers today must be aware of many key strategic initiatives that share the promise of... more

Data Governance and Ethics in Today’s AI-Driven Financial Industry

Society is creating and consuming more data than ever, and this tsunami of data promises market, customer and operational insights which financial institutions of all shapes and sizes across the globe must be able to leverage to remain competitive. After all, their customers expect personalized experiences, their employees require self-service access to trusted and timely... more

Avoiding the Toothless Tiger Syndrome with the Federal Data Strategy

While engaging with multiple US Government agencies at our recent Informatica World Tour in Washington, DC, two things were made abundantly clear; data leaders have come a long way in beginning to leverage data as a strategic asset, but many also have a long way to go and face several strategic barriers which I’ll discuss.... more

Higher Education’s Data-Driven Digital Transformation Focuses on Student Experience

Higher education is in the process of being disrupted. Colleges and universities, both private and public institutions, are facing a decline in student enrollment, revenue shortfalls, and decreases in State funding. At the same time, the business models and assumptions of how to operate and scale these schools for a modern student body are all being questioned.... more

Big Data in Healthcare: Driving Digital Transformation

I spend much of my time meeting with healthcare executives and discussing how they can transform their organizations using data. Perhaps unsurprisingly, these discussions often start with a focus on the discrete data captured in electronic health records or the codified content of claims and other transaction applications for payers. However, focusing on just the... more

Informatica Awarded a Place on UK Government’s G-Cloud 11 Framework

Data is a critical resource for enabling more efficient, collaborative and effective government and public services. We can expect to see many of the sophisticated, data-driven approaches pioneered in the private sector being applied to tackle some of our biggest public policy challenges. Only last June, the UK government announced its intention to develop a... more

Create the Optimal Healthcare Provider Network Designed for Quality Outcomes

To Build a Better Provider Network, Start with Better Data About Your Providers There are a lot of reasons healthcare payers want to build optimal provider networks. An optimal provider network is smarter: it lets payers synthesize data from many different systems, including recruiting, credentialing, claims, reimbursements, utilization, quality, fraud detection, and more. With an... more

The CDO is tipping the gender scales in the boardroom

Did you know that the first computer programmer was a woman? This shouldn’t come as a surprise, but to most I think it does. In the mid-19th century, mathematician Ada Lovelace was the first to recognize that machines had applications beyond pure calculation and published the first algorithm. She is regarded as the first to... more