Tag "Healthcare"

Keys to Improving Data Literacy in Today’s Data-Driven Enterprises

Across every industry from financial services to healthcare, companies are creating, storing, analyzing, and leveraging data more than ever before to combat fraud, find new cures to deadly diseases, and automate entire industries with data-powered artificial intelligence and machine learning robotics.  Modern data integration, data quality, and data engineering technologies have made it easier than... more

3 Keys to Effective Data Governance in Healthcare

Data. Governance. Two words. Fourteen letters. Loaded with history and pain. The label “data governance” carries with it a lot of baggage in healthcare organizations. Most agree that healthcare data is poorly understood and inadequately documented, and that the resulting reporting and analysis is unreliable and can’t be trusted. This causes frustration among managers and... more

The Data Governance Journey: One Purposeful Step at a Time

I recently had conversations with several data governance leaders who expressed concerns related to the scope of work involved in launching a data governance program. There are plenty of books and white papers promoting examples of robust programs with huge teams. And plenty of technology vendors, anxious to impress, tout the robust features available to solve... more

Holistic Data Governance and Epic – Four High-Value Use Cases Beyond COVID-19

The last few years have seen enterprise data governance as a top data management priority for healthcare organizations. And data governance has become more critical specifically for provider organizations with the COVID-19 crisis as new sources of data proliferate, the scope of self-service analytics expands dramatically, and executive decision-making evolves overnight to rely on reporting... more

The Essential Role of Data in Healthcare: Managing the COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery

We hear every day from virtually every one of our hospital customers and prospects that “If it’s not COVID related, we’re not doing it.” This is an understandable response when confronted by a crisis like we have never seen before. Healthcare providers are seeing massive decreases in revenue as they suspend elective procedures and routine... more

Build Your Healthcare Cloud Data Lake With a Data Governance Foundation

We’ve all heard the cautionary tale across healthcare (and beyond) that poorly deployed cloud data lakes run the risk of becoming data swamps, where untrusted volumes of data deliver limited-to-no value or insights to the organization. This is not a myth. While most healthcare organizations, providers, and payers have embraced the need to deliver real-time,... more

Healthcare Consent Management Demands Newfound Respect for the Checkbox

We are all familiar with the endless and repetitive paperwork required at each doctor’s office visit. We complete them as quickly as possible and check the boxes with often just a brief scan. However, those little check boxes on the forms are about to play a much bigger role in how payer and provider organizations,... more

HHS Ruling Disrupts Healthcare: Let the Data Sharing Begin!

Interoperability and the right to share patient and member data between healthcare organizations—and between healthcare organizations and third-party application developers—is long overdue and desperately needed. Much as the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act—enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009—and meaningful use broke through decades of... 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